Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear there will be not be any further lockdown in the country and the unlock phase has begun. This was disclosed by Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao here Wednesday. The prime minister’s remarks came during a virtual meet with the chief ministers on the COVID-19 situation. Narendra Modi made the comment regarding lockdown following a request for clarity on by Rao.
Rao also cited his response to people that the prime minister would not take a lockdown decision without talking to all the chief ministers. “There will not be any lockdown in the country. The four phases of lockdown is over. Unlock 1.0 is going on now.We all should discuss on what to do about Unlock 2.0 issue,” the release quoted the prime minister as having said.
In the meeting, Rao explained to Modi the measures taken by the Telengana government to contain the spread of the virus.
Rao said COVID-19 was under control in Telengana and expressed confidence that a decisive victory would be achieved against the virus due to the efforts put in by both the Centre and the states.
The virus cases were mainly reported in Hyderabad and its neighbouring districts and strong efforts were being made to check the infection in these areas, the chief minister said.
Observing that life was returning to normal, Rao said migrant workers were getting ready to work in other states and facilities should be provided to them.
On reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is not allowing workers from his state to travel to Telangana, Rao said in a lighter vein: “Nitish ji, we are taking care of Hamalis coming from your state very well. Our Chief Secretary is also a Bihari. Please send the Hamalis,” he said.