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Telangana lockdown extension news: CM KCR government to take final decision today

The Telangana Cabinet is scheduled to meet today to discuss key issues, including the ongoing COVID lockdown, and effect of monsoon on agriculture.

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Telangana lockdown extension news: CM KCR government to take final decision today
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The Telangana Cabinet is scheduled to meet on Saturday to discuss key issues, including the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, and the effect of monsoon on agriculture.

"An emergency State Cabinet meeting will be held here at Pragati Bhavan on Saturday at 2 pm under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao," a state government's release said on Friday.

It said that in the meeting, the Cabinet is expected to discuss matters such as "lockdown in the state, rainfall, cultivation in the Monsoon season, agriculture-related seasonal issues, lifting of Godavari waters, Hydel power generation and other issues would be discussed."

The ongoing lockdown in the state is coming to an end on Saturday and the Cabinet meeting is expected to take a decision on the issue against the backdrop of a decline in COVID-19 cases. Presently, the cabinet has given relaxation between 6 am to 5 pm during the lockdown and also granted an additional one hour, till 6 pm, for people to reach home from their offices.

On June 8, the Cabinet had decided to extend the lockdown for 10 days.

Telangana COVID cases

Telangana on Friday reported 1,417 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,10,834, while the toll rose to 3,546 with 12 more fatalities.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 149, followed by Rangareddy (104) and Khammam (93) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Friday.

The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 1,897 people recovering from the virus, taking the cumulative number to 5,88,259.

The number of active cases was 19,029, the bulletin said. It said 1,24,430 samples were tested on Friday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 1,73,14,780.

The samples tested per million population was 4,65,200. The case fatality rate in the state was 0.58 per cent against 1.3 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate in Telangana was 96.30 per cent, while it was 95.99 per cent in the country, the bulletin said.

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