10 new Covid-19 positive cases in Telangana, total 59 (Ld)

Hyderabad, March 27 : Telangana continues to report new Covid-19 cases with 10 people testing positive on Friday.

With this the number of total positive cases in the state has gone up to 59, Chief Minister K.

Chandrashekhar Rao told reporters.

While the first case was discharged after treatment, 58 others are undergoing treatment at designated hospitals.

Besides this, 20,000 people were quarantined either at homes or in government-run facilities.

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, said the new cases were reported despite lockdown and curfew.

He said if the state had not taken these measures, the situation would have turned explosive.

Stating that there is no cure for this disease, he said the only weapon to fight this monster was self-restraint and appealed to people to abide by the restrictions imposed and stay at home to stay safe.

The Chief Minister said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded the steps taken by the state to contain the spread of coronavirus and suggested more measures.

KCR said Modi promised all help to the state in combating the virus.

The Chief Minister said the deadly disease had rattled developed countries like the United States who have the best health infrastructure.

KCR quoted experts as saying that if the disease was to strike India on the scale seen in the United States, China and Spain, it could affect 20 crore people.

He said the state had not lost hopes and was fully geared up to meet any situation.

The government prepared an action plan to deal with any eventuality.

Authorities have readied 1400 ICU beds while 11,000 people can be treated in isolation wards.

"Thus we have 12,400 beds for such patients," he said.

The government has ordered another 500 ventilators.



Source: IANS