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.
All major airlines such as IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet, Air Asia and others operated 30% of their regular schedules between destinations, strictly adhering to the safety protocols set by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The bear had entered a bathroom in one of the houses and the house owner had locked up the animal inside. However, the animal broke open the door made of a thin iron sheet resulting in panic among people who had gathered around.
Languishing in the temporary shelter run by NGOs with the state's assistance, migrant workers reiterate that they are neither beggars nor prisoners and demand that their livelihoods be restored by the government if they are not going to be sent back.
After Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s announcements Monday evening, several shop owners and associations had voiced concerns as to how it would be implemented, especially in and around the Charminar area.
Since dealers in air-conditioners do 70 per cent of their business between February and mid-May, an order from the state government on May 15 leaves them with only 15 days to liquidate their existing stock.
Medical officer Dr Mohammed Mukram drove through the forests and shifted the expectant mother to the public healthcare centre in his car with the help of an ASHA worker and ensured a safe institutional delivery.
The feeling of helplessness in the absence of near and dear ones, coupled with anxiety caused by the lockdown, has only been on the rise as a complete return to normalcy is out of sight. The category of ‘senior citizens’ has further alienated them as they are the most vulnerable to the infection.
In Telangana's fight against the pandemic, along with a large number of doctors, paramedics, nursing staff, health workers, sanitation workers, and law enforcers, the young volunteers of Epidemiology and Public Health, too, has had a role to play.