No plan of night curfew, lockdown in Telangana: Health minister

Hyderabad: Telangana health minister Etela Rajender clarified that there is no need to impose a night curfew or lockdown in the state. However, he urged people to follow the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.

The minister also said that the state government is taking standard preventive measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. Various government hospitals in the state are offering treatment as well as vaccination. The primary health centers are also administering the COVID-19 vaccine, he added.

Appealing to persons aged above 45 years to come forward for the vaccination, he asked them not to believe in rumours. He also advised the public to wear masks, avoid mass gatherings, maintain social distance, and to regularly use hand sanitizers. 

Meanwhile, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), ina bid to monitor the situation, is in regular touch with the health department’s higher officials and district medical and health officers, as the Greater Hyderabad area along with the districts have been witnessing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last 10 days or so.