Hyderabad : After 39 days, normal activities resumed in Telangana from Sunday with the state government lifting the lockdown totally, following the drastic drop in the number of Covid-19 positive cases. The government has issued unlock orders, allowing all activities that were permitted prior to the imposition of the lockdown. The full impact of unlock will be seen from Monday when government offices and other establishments will re-open with 100 per cent employee strength.
The state cabinet, at its meeting on Saturday, decided to lift the lockdown totally after examining the report submitted by the Medical and Health Department that number of Covid-19 positive cases have drastically come down and the pandemic situation is now under control in the state. It instructed officials from all the departments to lift all the restrictions imposed during the lockdown in the state.
Stating that decision was taken for the people’s benefit and to ensure that the livelihoods did not further incur losses, the cabinet sought people’s support and cooperation. It made it clear that lifting of the lockdown should not lead to negligent behaviour. Following the Cabinet decision, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar issued unlock orders. According to Government Order (GO), wearing of fake mask shall be compulsory in public places, in work places and in means of transport. Failure to wear face mask will attract a penalty of Rs 1,000. Individuals must maintain social distancing.