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Telangana extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 9 with seven-hour relaxation; Check Hyderabad Metro timings

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Hyderabad, May 31: The Telangana Cabinet on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 by another 10 days with relaxations from 6am to 1pm every day. The present lockdown would end on Sunday.

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The Cabinet has decided to continue the ongoing lockdown in the state for another 10 days from tomorrow (May 31), an official statement from the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's office said. The Cabinet met here to discuss several issues, including the extension of the lockdown.

Before the Cabinet met, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in a tweet, urged KCR not to extend the lockdown by terming it as not a strategy to combat COVID-19 and said the only long-term solution to the pandemic is universal vaccination. Strongly urge @TelanganaCMO to not extend lockdown. If goal is to reduce crowding, then we may consider evening curfews (6 PM onwards) or mini-lockdowns for COVID clusters.

But expecting 3.5 cr people to live for weeks with just a 4-hour lockdown relaxation is not fair at all, Owaisi said in a series of tweets. The Hyderabad MP said as such, the COVID-19 cases were declining in Telangana even before the lockdown was announced from May 12.

Hyderabad Metro timings

Following the order, the first train of Hyderabad Metro Rail will now leave the terminal at 7 AM, while the last train will depart the terminal station at 11:45 PM. The final train will reach its destination terminal by 12:45 PM. The timings will remain in place on all days of the week.

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