Hyderabad Police on Monday urged people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram at home, adding that no idol installation or public event of any kind will be allowed, as directed by the Telangana government. “Protect your family against COVID-19. Do ‘maatam’ of Muharram at home. Similarly, Ganesh puja has to be done at home. No idol installation or any event will be held at public places as directed by the government”, Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar tweeted.
With fresh 894 being reported in the span of 24 hours, the number of novel coronavirus cases in Telangana rose to 92,255. The state registered 10 new fatalities, thus pushing the death toll to 703 in the state. The state now has 21,420 active cases. Meanwhile, at least 70,132 patients have recovered from the deadly infection, the state government bulletin said. The state’s recovery rate stands at 76.01 per cent, as compared to that of 71.91 per cent in the country.
The Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh touched 2.89 lakh on Sunday as 8,012 fresh cases were added while the total number of recoveries crossed the two lakh mark. With 88 fresh casualties, the overall coronavirus toll climbed to 2,650, according to the latest bulletin. It said 10,117 patients had recovered from the viral infection in the last 24 hours. The state now has 85,945 active coronavirus cases after 2.01 lakh had recovered so far.