At least 128 persons working in pharmacies across the greater Hyderabad region have been infected by the virus to date, according to Kishan Murari Shetty, the President of the Greater Hyderabad Retail Medical Shops Association.
The FRO said the villagers apparently thought the monkey had died and decided to hang it from a tree to scare other monkeys so that they stop raiding the village. The monkey, however, regained consciousness and the accused filmed the animal as it struggled to breathe.
=Since June 15, the state has witnessed 3,268 new cases, which is nearly 42 per cent of its overall cases to date. As of June 22, the total confirmed positive cases stands at 8674. Of them, 4,452 are active cases.
This comes at a time when new hotspots continue to emerge and the state recorded its highest single-day surge of 352 positive cases on Thursday taking the tally to 6027 cases and 195 deaths. Of the 352, Greater Hyderabad alone reported 302 cases.
Over the last few days, nearly 110 healthcare providers including resident doctors, nurses, technicians, and faculty members have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 while they performed their duties in non-COVID hospitals.
The strike, which started on Tuesday evening, was a result of alleged assault on junior doctors at the COVID Acute Medical Care Unit (AMCU) by attendants of a deceased COVID patient. The two attendants were arrested and remanded to judicial custody the next day.
The Hyderabad Center of India Meteorological Department had on Wednesday predicted a very likely occurrence of light to moderate rain or thundershowers at a few places over Telangana till June 15 and also issued a warning for "isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall" for three days starting Thursday.
The junior doctors say they had explained the bad prognosis, very little chance of recovery, to the attendants and advised the patient not to leave the bed. The patient was found collapsed near the toilet, and despite CPR, he could not be revived.
As the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in Telangana stands at 113 as of June 5, with the 100-figure mark having breached the previous day, it is interesting to note that 79 of these deaths were reported in the last 19 days.
Though the interstate movement of people is allowed by the Telangana government without any requirement of special travel passes and permissions, there is no word yet on resuming operations of interstate private buses.
With the government allowing unfettered movement of goods and persons within states, more vehicles were out on the roads, leading to snarls in many cities, even though public transport remained skeletal.
Even as the state government faces criticism over testing fewer samples as compared to most other states, health department officials maintained the official government version that all guidelines issued by ICMR are being thoroughly followed.
45-year-old Rajesh Vanam, who has to walk with the help of crutches for the last five years, used to be dependent on the alms he received from visitors to the Nagamma temple in Yellareddyguda, one of the busiest residential locales in Hyderabad.
Amid criticism about the absence of vigour in testing for the spread of infection among the public, which prompted the High Court to censure the state government, the medical bulletin from the director of Public Health and Family Welfare often appears like a 'puzzle' aimed at minimum sharing of information.