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Coronavirus concerns:Telangana to take decision on complete

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Amid growing concerns of coronavirus spread, the Telangana government may take a decision soon on imposing "lockdown" in the state as a precautionary measure, official sources said on Sunday.

The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has convened a high-level meeting to discuss the issue at Pragathi Bhavan, they said.

The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, was invoked in Telangana on Saturday.

Streets in Hyderabad wore deserted look as millions of people across the city stayed indoors and bare number of vehicles were on the road on Sunday in an unprecedented shutdown on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a 'Janta curfew' to help check the spread of coronavirus.

Rao, who supported Modi's call to observe 'Janta curfew' from 7 am to 9 pm, urged the people of Telangana to stay at home from 6 am Sunday to 6 am on Monday.

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First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 17:06 IST