Hyderabad, May 18 (PTI): The Telangana government on Tuesday extendedthe lockdown to contain the spread of COVID- 19 till May 30, an official release said.
The ongoing lockdown which began on May 12 was supposed to end by May 22, according to an earlier official communication.
'Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to extend the lockdown in the State up to May 30. The CM spoke with the Ministers over the phone and elicited their opinion.
After receiving the opinion of the Cabinet Ministers, the CM has decided to extend the lockdown till May 30,' it said.
The Chief Minister instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to issue an order on the extension of the lockdown.
As the Ministers are busy monitoring COVID-19 pandemic curtailment measures and medical services at the field level, KCR cancelled thecabinet meeting, which is scheduled on May 20, it added.PTI GDK SS PTI PTI