scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, September 25, 2020

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh coronavirus Highlights: Telangana Assembly session to discuss Covid-19, fire mishap

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Highlights: The Telangana government requested people not to go out, unless absolutely necessary like going for work/ essential shopping.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2020 7:07:53 am
coronavirus, coronavirus latest news, india coronavirus cases, corona news, coronavirus today news, corona cases in india, india news, coronavirus news, covid 19 india, corona news, corona latest news, india coronavirus, coronavirus latest news in india, lockdown news, corona cases news, total corona cases in indiaA health worker collects a nasal swab sample for COVID-19 test at a mobile testing centre in Hyderabad (AP)

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: Telangana reported 2,817 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,33,406 while 10 more deaths pushed the toll to 856. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 452, followed by Rangareddy (216), Karimnagar (164) and Khammam and Nalgonda (157 each) districts, a government bulletin said on Thursday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 2. It said over one lakh patients had recovered so far from the killer virus.

Meanwhile, the government requested people not to go out, unless absolutely necessary like going for work/ essential shopping. When they go out, they should strictly observe precautions like use of face masks and social distancing.

The ominous rise in coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh continued as the state on Wednesday added 10,000 plus fresh infections for the eighth straight day, taking the count past the 4.5 lakh mark. As a five-figure daily increase seemed to have become the norm of late, the government, in its daily COVID-19 bulletin, recorded 10,392 fresh positive cases, 8,454 recoveries and 72 deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday. The state’s tally of overall cases reached 4,55,531, while the total recoveries increased to 3,48,330.

Live Blog

While Telangana has over 1.30 lakh infections and 846 deaths, in Andhra Pradesh nearly 4.5 people have contracted the virus and 4053 have succumbed to the illness. Follow LIVE updates from Hyderabad

22:46 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Telangana Assembly session to discuss COVID-19, fire mishap

The forthcoming session of the Telangana Legislature will discuss and debate issues such as measures taken to fight COVID-19 and the fire at the Srisailam hydel project among others, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Thursday.

He held a meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here to discuss with Ministers and Whips about the strategy to be adopted in the session beginning from September 7, a press release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

He said the government was also ready to discuss the issues proposed by the political parties even if it takes many days. (PTI)

16:20 (IST)03 Sep 2020
18% healthcare workers in Telangana have tested positive: Health Ministry.

The Union Health Ministry Thursday said that as many as 18 per cent of health care workers in Telangana have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

14:05 (IST)03 Sep 2020
SC issues notice on AP's plea to make English as medium of education in its schools

The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice on Andhra Pradesh government's plea seeking to make English the medium of education from class one to six in its schools. A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph sought response of Srinivas Guntipalli on whose plea the Andhra Pradesh High Court had stopped the implementation of the plan in government-run Telugu medium schools.

In April this year, the high court had set aside the order for government schools to convert the medium of instruction from Telugu to English. (PTI)

10:09 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Telangana records 2,817 new COVID-19 cases; 10 deaths take toll to 856

Telangana reported 2,817 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,33,406 while 10 more deaths pushed the toll to 856. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 452, followed by Rangareddy (216), Karimnagar (164) and Khammam and Nalgonda (157 each) districts, a government bulletin said on Thursday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 2. It said over one lakh patients had recovered so far from the killer virus.

09:47 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Over 83,500 cases, more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

India’s Covid-19 tally continued to rise on Thursday after over 83,000 fresh cases were registered in a single day. While the overall figure stood at 3,853,406, the death toll also increased from 66,333 to 67,376, according to latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:03 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Hyderabad to Dubai via Muscat: ‘Illegal’ migrant route in focus as another Telangana man is sent back

As the airplane took off the tarmac at Dubai international airport and the seat-belt sign went off, 35-year-old Jangili Peddulu heaved a sigh of relief. He was ecstatic, thankful to his fate, even as a montage of troubling images from the last five years flashed before his eyes. At last, he was going to meet his family in a few hours. Five days earlier, on August 21, he was stopped by immigration officials at the same airport and prevented from flying out of the country, for he had only an emergency certificate or temporary passport and not the UAE administration’s exit permit to leave.

Without wasting time, as soon as the airplane took off, he requested his co-passenger at the window seat for a few aerial photographs and video of “the impossible city”, a city where an individual like him, as he believed, could have become someone through sheer hard work. He is not sure if he could ever return even if he wished to.

On August 28, Peddulu was reunited with his family in Jagtial district of Telangana. Now in the comforts of his residence, by the side of his wife, aging father, and schoolgoing children, Peddulu advises friends and acquaintances to never do what he had done. “I want to ask everyone to travel to the Gulf only after securing valid employment and travel documents, and never trust an agent,” he tells indianexpress.com over the telephone. Read more

21:53 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Andhra’s tally crosses 4.5 lakh with over 10,000 cases for 8th day in a row

The ominous rise in coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh continued as the state on Wednesday added 10,000 plus fresh infections for the eighth straight day, taking the count past the 4.5 lakh mark. As a five-figure daily increase seemed to have become the norm of late, the government, in its daily COVID-19 bulletin, recorded 10,392 fresh positive cases, 8,454 recoveries and 72 deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday. The state’s tally of overall cases reached 4,55,531, while the total recoveries increased to 3,48,330.

15:33 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Hyderabad Metro Rail to resume operations from Sept 7

The Telangana government has permitted operation of metro rail services here in a 'graded manner' from September 7. The announcement comes after the Centre allowed the metro services to resume operations across the country, as part of Unlock-4 guidelines. "Managing Directors of all Indian metros held a video conference on Tuesday (September 1) to recommend protocols for necessary precautions and safety measures.

The protocols will be decided in a day or two by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, government of India with the approval of the Home ministry," Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd MD, N V S Reddy said in a statement on Tuesday night. (PTI)

14:01 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Andhra Pradesh has the second-highest caseload in the country

Andhra Pradesh has the second-highest caseload in the country

12:49 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Telangana man without passport returns home from Dubai after 16 years; Rs 29 lakh fine waived off

A gulf migrant who was stranded in Dubai for the last 16 years as he did not have a passport was finally reunited with his family in Telangana on Tuesday. A hefty fine of 1.46 lakh Dirhams (approximately Rs 29 lakh) was waived off by the UAE administration given its ongoing amnesty scheme launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After arriving in Hyderabad on late Monday night, the 48-year-old was welcomed by E Chittibabu, the officer-in-charge of the state’s NRI cell. Considering his physical and emotional situation, and on request of family members, he was permitted ‘home quarantine’. Along with wife Rajavva and other family members, Yellaiah reached his native village on Tuesday. Yellaiah’s daughter, a new-born when he had left for the Gulf, is now a mother herself.

Yellaiah with his wife Rajavva at Hyderabad airport
11:27 (IST)02 Sep 2020
2,892 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana; 10 deaths up toll to 846

Telangana continued to record an increase in coronavirus cases with 2,892 fresh infections and 10 more deaths, taking the tally in the state to 1.30 lakh. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 477, followed by Rangareddy 234, Medchal Malkajgiri 192, Nalgonda 174 and Karimnagar 152 districts, a government bulletin said on Wednesday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 1. As many as 59,421 samples were tested on September 1. Cumulatively, 14.83 lakh samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was 39,952, the bulletin said. The case fatality rate in the state was 0.64 per cent, while it was 1.76 per cent at the national level.

10:25 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Hyderabad Metro to resume operations from September 7

Five months after its services were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced-lockdown, Hyderabad Metro will resume its operations from September 7.

In line with the Centre’s unlock-4 guidelines, Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has issued orders permitting operations of the world’s largest metro project in PPP mode in a “graded manner”. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited’s (HMRL) managing director NVS Reddy said the protocols will be worked out in a day or two. “Enough care will be taken to follow proper sanitisation, maintain social distancing in metro trains & stations, enough ventilation, pumping more fresh air into trains, improving air conditioning mechanism, etc,” he said.

09:18 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Andhra Pradesh all set to introduce agri electricity cash transfer scheme

Andhra Pradesh is set to introduce the Agriculture Electricity Cash Transfer Scheme from the 2021-22 financial year that will virtually do away with the free power supply to the farm sector, though the government maintained that it will foot the entire bill amounting to about Rs 8,400 crore per annum. The government will install smart meters to all agricultural power connections as part of the Centre-suggested reforms that it agreed to implement for a two per cent hike in FRBM Act borrowing limit that will entail an additional loan of about Rs 20,000 crore to the state during the current fiscal, highly-placed official sources said. The state government will have to spend an estimated Rs 1,500 crore to install smart meters to the agriculture power connections. The free power to the farm sector was introduced by late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in May 2004 and subsequent governments continued it.

After five days of more than 75,000 detections of new infections, Monday saw a significant drop in the daily numbers. Less than 70,000 new cases were discovered in the country, and once again this looks like a result of the usual dip in testing numbers on Sunday. Almost every state that was reporting very high numbers in the last five days, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, saw their numbers going down.