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Telangana to lockdown till March 31

Telangana to lockdown till March 31

Hyderabad: Following in the footsteps of Punjab and Rajasthan, Telangana will also lockdown till March 31 to combat coronavirus.

A decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday.

The Chief Minister will make a formal announcement this evening.

The decision came on a day when the state is observing a 24-hour shutdown. Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Janata Curfew' call, Rao extended it by 10 hours.

Telangana has so far reported 21 COVID-19 positive cases. The first secondary transmission came to light on Saturday, sending the alarm bells ringing. The son of a man who had returned from Dubai and tested positive on March 19, was also found infected by the virus.