CORONA GO Issued TS Govt

In a precautionary move to check spread of coronavirus, the Telangana government here on Saturday ordered closure of all educational institutions and banned public gatherings till March 31. However, various board examinations will be conducted as scheduled.
The government also announced closure of cinema halls, pubs, bars, clubs, gyms, swimming pools, museums, zoo parks, indoor and outdoor stadiums. Shopping malls, super markets and shops will, however, remain open to avoid inconvenience to people.

After a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao told the media all public events and sports events stood cancelled. The government also restricted the total number of guests to 200 at the marriages already scheduled, while event halls were asked not to take new bookings.

He said strict action would be taken against those running the classes in violation of the order.


To contain spreading of COVID-19 (Corona virus), the State government initiated precautionary measures and decided to order for closure of educational institutions, shopping malls and theatres till March 31. However, the ongoing Intermediate and other board examinations will be held as per schedule.

The high-level committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the State Assembly complex on Saturday, decided to expedite precautionary measures after examining the measures taken by various States. The health experts are learnt to have recommended for shutting down crowded places like shopping malls and cinema halls as well as issue an advisory to people to avoid functions and get-togethers on large scale.

Following the advisory, the Chief Minister is learnt to have asked for conclude the ongoing budget session of the State Legislative Assembly and the Council rather than continuing the session till March 20 as per schedule. The State Legislature will meet for two more days and conclude the session on Monday. However, a formal announcement on complete measures being taken by the State government is expected after the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held this evening.

Health Minister Eetala Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M Mahender Reddy and officials from various departments attended the meeting.

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