Before Telangana cabinet meet, Owaisi urges not to extend lockdown
- MP Asaduddin Owaisi urged Telangana government to not extend the lockdown
- Telangana cabinet is due to meet on Sunday to decide about the COVID-19 lockdown in the state
- Lockdown came into force in the state on May 12 and after 10 days, it was extended till May 30
The Telangana cabinet is due to meet on Sunday to decide about the lockdown in the state amid COVID-19. Restrictions under lockdown came into force in the state on May 12 and after 10 days, it was extended further till May 30. The lockdown has been implemented with a four-hour daily relaxation.
Ahead of the state cabinet meeting, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi urged K Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana government to not extend the lockdown.
“I must reiterate my opposition. It’s not a strategy to combat COVID-19. It APPEARS as a “hard on pandemic” strategy but all it does is destroy the lives of poor,” Asaduddin Owaisi said in a tweet.
He added, “Lockdowns give a cruel choice to the poor: poverty, police atrocities, or pandemic. They make a public health crisis into a law and order problem. They are neither a scientific nor a humanitarian strategy.”
Telangana is reporting 3,000 to 4,000 cases of COVID-19 daily while the active caseload stands at 36,917 as of Sunday. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is at 93% as the recovered cases have outnumbered new infections.