Chief Minister Seeks Public Cooperation to Complement Government Efforts
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to prepare to deal with the second wave of COVID if it occurs because an assessment of this nature is underway.
In an official meeting attended by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretary of Health Murtaza Rizvi and other senior officials, Mr. Rao highlighted the high incidence of COVID in seven other states to put officials on alert . Cases were very high in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and West Bengal, but slightly higher in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
In Telangana, the situation was returning to normal. The cases had fallen sharply. Although the tests were conducted on a large scale, the positivity rate is only 2.1%. The recovery rate was 94.03 percent. The recovery rate was 94.03 percent. People who tested positive for the virus faced challenges, but the death rate was much lower in the state. However, the government was on alert and was taking all precautionary measures.
There were 10,000 beds equipped with an oxygen facility available to COVID patients. Many more might be available, but the situation was under control. Mr. Rao called on officials to be vigilant in the face of increasing cases in some other states. The government, for its part, will take action to stem the spread of the virus and prepare for the second wave. He urged the cooperation of the public to complement the efforts of the government. The public should be on alert although the unlocking process is in place. They should continue to wear masks.
The COVID vaccine will first be given to healthcare workers upon release, he said.