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COVID-19 Lockdown Extended In Telangana Till May 29 Says CM KCR Rao
Coronavirus Update: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said There will be a 16% hike in the price liquor& price of cheap liquor will be hiked by 11%. People not maintaining social distancing will have to bear consequences. No Mask, No Liquor. No Mask, No Goods
Coronavirus Lockdown In Telangana Till May 29, Says Chief Minister KCR
New Delhi: In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, Telangana extended the lockdown in its state till May 29. "People want lockdown extended. I have informed the Prime Minister about our decision," said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao after a 7- hour cabinet meeting this evening.
"The Centre says shops can open even in the red zone. But we are not opening any shops in Hyderabad, Medchal, Suryapet, Vikarabad," Mr Rao said.
Coronavirus has infected over 1,096 cases of coronavirus in Telangana, 439 people are under treatment and 628 have been discharged.
2200 liquor shops will open except 15 shops in Containment Zones. There will be 16% hike in the price liquor& price of cheap liquor will be hiked by 11%. People not maintaining social distancing will have to bear consequences. No Mask, No Liquor. No Mask, No Goods: Telangana CM pic.twitter.com/5wLQi9z9YU— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2020
The state has already relaxed the lockdown to an extent, opening up agriculture and parts of the industrial sector.
"No country in the world can feed us... We cannot afford to lose self-sufficiency in food security," the Chief Minister said, declaring that fertilizer, seed shops and establishments selling agricultural implements will remain open.
The opening of construction activity and cement manufacturing has also been reported. The Chief Minister said, the question of further relaxations will be reviewed on May 15.