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Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Hyderabad.
Update at 3.45pm: Andhra Pradesh’s tally of positive cases touched 2,561 with 47 new cases detected in the past 24 hours ending 10am on Saturday.
* PTI update at 1.48pm: I would recommend Aarogya Setu app to everyone. It’s an excellent contact-tracing device,says aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri
* ANI update at 1.25pm: The University of Hyderabad has extended till June 30, 2020, the last date to apply for admissions for the academic year 2020-21 in view of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
* Update at 9.29am: 6,654 new Covid-19 cases in India in last 24 hours, tally rises to 1,25,101; death toll climbs to 3,720, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
* ANI update: A journalist working with Telugu news channel has alleged harassment by local MLA in Telangana’s Narayankhed for reporting a violation of coronavirus lockdown norms by the latter at his birthday celebration party.
*Making a major shift in the treatment protocol of Covid-19 patients, the medical and health department is now contemplating treating mild patients also after coming across instances of entire families getting infected with coronavirus. This move is considered as more than 60% of the cases in the state, especially in Greater Hyderabad limits, are from a few families.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials confirmed that tracing primary and secondary contacts of Covid-19 patients who have drivers and domestic workers has turned out to be a hectic task.
*Following the recent Styrene leak in Visakhapatnam and the reactor blast on Thursday at IDA Bollarum, experts warn that standard operating protocol (SOP) must be enforced, especially during the opening up of industries post lockdown.
*The Election Commission of India (ECI) further postponed the election to the local authority constituency of Nizamabad (MLC) by 45 days. The election was supposed to be held on April 7, but postponed due to Covid 19.
*Four TRS legislators have written to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to provide free government quarantine instead of paid quarantine to Telangana workers returning from the Gulf.