New Delhi: Even as the nation observes the 21-day lockdown over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with many speculating that it could be extended even further, Telangana CM K Chadrasekhar Rao on Sunday said that there was a ‘possibility’ that the state could become COVID-19 free by April 7, a full week before the lockdown is scheduled to end. Also Read - Coronavirus in Telangana: State Reports First COVID-19 Death; No 'Red Zone' Declared in Hyderabad
The Chief Minister made these remarks at a press conference after a video-conference with districts officials. Also Read - COVID19: Badminton Star PV Sindhu Donates Rs 5 Lakh to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Governments to Counter Coronavirus Pandemic
“All the necessary diagnosis is done and patients are being discharged after formalities. As of now, there are 58 people under treatment,” news agency ANI quoted the Chief Minister, who is also known by his initials KCR, as saying. Also Read - After Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan Contributes Rs 70 Lakh to Andhra Pradesh And Telangana Government
He further said that 25,937 people, who had come from abroad, were under the government’s supervision, adding that the quarantine period of these people would end on April 7.
“So, after April 7, there will be no coronavirus patient in the state, if no new cases are reported from now on,” he said.
KCR also informed media that three fresh coronavirus cases were reported on Sunday which took the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 70.
11 others will be discharged on Monday, but there has also been one casualty. The 76-year-old deceased, said the Chief Minister, had other complications too and was not actually admitted to the hospital, but was brought dead and tested positive after death.