Telangana Is On Official Shutdown With Schools, Colleges, Cinema Halls, Malls & Pubs To Close

Chief Minister KCR has directed the city (and the rest of the state) to shut down all schools, colleges, cinema halls, malls, and pubs to officially close for at least a week, in the state's attempt to slow down Corona Virus, Covid 19. Apparently, food delivery services will be functioning. The government advice also states that any company or professional working in an air-conditioned room should work from home. Weddings, summer camps, exhibitions and all large events too, are to be cancelled.

To help stay protected, follow the World Health Organisation's protocol of personal hygiene and social distancing. According to WHO advice, wash your hands frequently, and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water, as it kills off the viruses on your hands. If you meet people, try and maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. And if someone coughs or sneezes, advise them to cover their nose and mouth, so others don't breathe it in. Additionally, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth so that even if your hands are contaminated, you don't transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth, as the virus can enter the body from there. If you use tissues to cover your mouth and nose, dispose of the tissue immediately after a sneeze or cough. 

Please stay home if you feel unwell, but don't panic. Be cautious, and speak to your doctor or relevant medical personnel, to follow the protocol of the local health authorities. The helpline number is 104 for Telangana, and the national helpline number is 011 23978046 and the dedicated email for any queries is