View of Hyderabad amid lockdown (file photo)
Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
*Update at 6.18pm: Telangana government lifts restrictions on inter-state movement of people
*Update at 4.29pm: Lockdown in containment zones extended upto June 30 across Telangana while in the areas outside containment zones it will remain till June 7. Night curfew has been squeezed and will be in force from 9pm to 5 am. However all shops except emergency services have close by 8 pm.
*With several private schools in Hyderabad are set to commence online classes for academic year 2020-21, parents are in a fix as they have to invest in new devices for their children, in addition to paying the annual tuition fees.
*TSWB sets up helpline to address burial issues
*Nine babies abandoned in Hyderabad since lockdown began
* Update at 11.24am: There is no class of people who did not suffer due to Covid-19 outbreak, but poor, labourers hit hardest, says PM Narendra Modi in ‘Mann ki Baat’ address (PTI)
*Residents of Laxminagar in Picket heaved a sigh of relief as no more Covid-19 cases were identified in this area. Laxminagar, which falls under the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB), got its first case on May 22, after a constable who lives in this area tested positive.
* Update at 9.47am: India registers highest single-day spike of 8,380 Covid-19 cases; death toll climbs to 5,164, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
*With passenger trains set to resume from June 1, the South Central Railway (SCR) has installed thermal screening facilities across its railway stations to screen passengers before they board the train.
*1,059 Telangana families have more than one Covid-19 positive member
*The government must come up with a stimulus package for the film industry to help it deal with the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. It must also allow shootings and permit movie theatres to open, with the necessary precautions, because ‘the show must go on’, some of the Telugu film industry’s well-known production houses said on Saturday.
*Private schools in Hyderabad lean on tech, to begin online classes this week
*For the second time in a week, Telangana reported a sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths with six people succumbing to the deadly virus on Saturday.
*Rising Covid waste raises hackles of GHMC officials