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Telangana CM KCR Appeals PM Modi To Extend Lockdown Till June 3 Citing BCG Study

Telangana Cm K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for the extension of the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown till June 3 as cases across India continue to rise.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has called for the extension of the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown till June 3 as cases across India and the state continue to rise. In a press briefing on Monday, KCR appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the lockdown, after consulting all the Chief Ministers and other stakeholders. 

The three-week nationwide lockdown is due to end on April 14. Telangana has so far reported 364 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths so far. 45 patients have also recovered in the state.

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Cites BCG study

KCR said he spoke with PM Modi earlier and told him that a lockdown is the only way to combat the Coronavirus outbreak. He made the suggestion after going through a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study which recommended an extension of the lockdown till at least June 3. He said that people's lives are more important than the economic impact.

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Coronavirus crisis

India went into lockdown on March 25 as COVID-19 cases saw a rise and situation in other countries without lockdown like the US and many in Europe worsened. India has so far recorded 111 COVID-19 deaths and active cases have soared to 3,851. 318 have been discharged to date.

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