A large number of new coronavirus cases that have been detected in the state in the past few days were originated from Nizamuddin event and more number of cases are expected to surface in the coming days.
"About 276 people out of the total number of 364 coronavirus cases in Telangana were found to be those who had attended the Markaz event and their prime contacts. At least another 100 cases are expected to be added in coming days as 1089 people linked to this event have been identified and kept in quarantine. Few other states are facing the same challenge in terms of new coronavirus cases," the chief minister explained while pitching for the extension of the current lock down.
Admitting that the economic impact of the lock down was too severe, Rao, however, said the protection of the lives of people was more important than the adverse economic implications of the lock down. "In the normal times the exchequer gets Rs 400-Rs 430 crore of revenues every day. Thanks to the lock down the government has received just Rs 6 crores in the first six days of this month. So I am appealing for extension of lock down with all the responsibility," he said.