Hyderabad: The Telangana Cabinet has decided to lift the ongoing lockdown completely commencing from 6 AM on Sunday. There will be no night curfew either.
The Cabinet which met here on Saturday has decided to lift the lockdown after examining reports submitted by the Telangana Medical and Health department officials stating that the number of Coronavirus cases in the State and the positivity rate had dropped significantly.
It was observed that the spread of the covid-19 infection was under complete control. The Cabinet also directed the officials of all the departments to completely lift all the regulations imposed during the lockdown.
While the cabinet has instructed all departments to withdraw all the restrictions that have been imposed during the lockdown, there is no clarity yet on allowing inter-state bus services.
Over the past few days, corona cases have been steadily declining in the state. Apart from this, the vaccination program has gained pace in the rural areas, leading to increased protection for larger cross-sections of the population.
On June 8, the Telangana government had decided to extend the lockdown for another 10 days but had increased daily relaxation time by four hours, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lockdown, which was to end on June 9, had been extended for 10 days from June 10.
Initially, the state government had announced a 10-day lockdown from May 12 to rein in the surge in coronavirus cases. This was later extended twice.