NEW DELHI: With 2 confirmed cases in the city of Hyderabad, the Telangana government took some precautionary measures to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading further. Therefore, all the educational institutes from the state have been shut till 31 March 2020.
An individual belonging to the state had travelled to Italy got confirmed to have the virus on 14 March 2020. They have been admitted to the Gandh hospital, which is run by the state. State Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao revealed the case to the Assembly. The precautionary measures were also announced on the evening of 14 March 2020, right after the conference with the cabinet.
Educational institutions from primary schools to universities being shut down is one such measure taken by the state government. Coaching centres and even summer camps have been ordered to stay closed until 31 March 2020. Despite this, the board exams will be held as per the schedule with no change or delay.
On being asked, the Chief Minister said, "It's not an alarming situation."
Here are the highlights of the safety measures: