Hyderabad Coronavirus Update: More Indians return home from Manila, US | Hyderabad News – Times of India

Hyderabad Coronavirus Update: More Indians return home from Manila, US | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Over 300 Indian nationals stranded in the USA and Philippines, arrived at the Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, on Thursday morning, as evacuation operations continued under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The first flight of the day, AI 1612, from Manila to Hyderabad via New Delhi, landed at RGIA at 1.58 am with 149 passengers on board. The sixth Vande Bharat evacuation flight of Air India, AI 104, from Washington to RGIA, also via Delhi, touched down at the city facility at 8:22 am. The aircraft ferried home 163 passengers from the US.

“All passengers of both the flights were serviced through the fully sanitized International Arrivals of the main passenger terminal of GMR Hyderabad International Airport,” an airport source said.

Later in the day, a third flight under the mission is expected to fly into RGIA from Kuala Lumpur. The flight, AI 1385, is expected to land here at 8.15 pm.
“As per the govt’s norm the passengers were taken for mandatory 14-day quarantine at the designated locations in the city,” the airport source added.



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Hyderabad lockdown news: Today’s updates from your city | Hyderabad News – Times of India


Migrant workers continue to go to their home towns from Hyderabad

Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
Update at 10.12am: All tickets booked for regular passenger trains for travel on or before June 30 cancelled; Shramik special trains to continue, says Railways.
Update at 9.05am: Spike of 3,722 Covid19 cases & 134 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases in the country is now at 78,003, including 49,219 active cases, 26,235 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 2,549 deaths, says Union ministry of health & family welfare (ANI)
*Health minister Eatala Rajender on Wednesday urged people not to come out in large numbers even as two persons died and 41 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Telangana.
*A 38-year-old woman from Jiaguda with co-morbid conditions and a 74-year-old man from Saroonagar with kidney disease died, raising the toll to 34.
*Telangana gives 150 doctors jobs to fight Covid-19, only three take up offer
*Several migrant workers who had received notification and travel pass with the date of journey and other details for travel to Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha have been left in a lurch as no Shramik Special trains have been operated from Telangana in the past four days.



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Domestic help jumps off multi-storied building in Hyderabad | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Upset that she could not visit home in Andhra Pradesh and see her newborn niece, a 20-year-old domestic helper jumped to death from the multi-storied apartment building at Lanco Hills in Raidurgam on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Akula Srivalli, a local resident of Kammavaripalem, Nandigram , Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. According to police, Srivalli had been working in a flat in Lanco Hills in Raidurgam since February 29 this year as a domestic helper.

“The victim was working and staying in the flat on the fifteenth floor,” said Raidurgam Inspector, S Ravinder. On Wednesday morning, the victim spoke to her mother, a daily wage labour in her village over a phone call. “She wanted to go back home to see her seven-day-old niece. However, her mother told her to wait till the lockdown is over,” added the inspector.

Disappointed with the situation, the victim at around 7.55 am, jumped off the fifteenth-floor balcony. Police did not find any suicide note, but suspect, the victim was upset that she could not go to her native place and took the extreme step.
Her body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital mortuary for an autopsy and a case of suspicious death case was registered in Raidurgam police station.



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Migrant workers being taken from Jubliee bus station to Gatkesar railway station to go to their home towns by …Read More

Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
* Update at 11.30am: The fourth ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ flight to Hyderabad, from the UK, landed at the city’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in the wee hours of Tuesday, with 331 passengers on board. The Air India flight, AI 1839, that took from London’s Stansted Airport around 9.45am (local time) on Monday, landed at RGIA at 2.21am. Apart from stranded employees the flight –London-Delhi-Hyderabad — also ferried students from Telangana who had sought help from the government to be repatriated.
* Update at 10.00am: With the railways resuming passenger services gradually with trains to 15 destinations from Tuesday, close to two months after it stopped them as part of a strategy to slow the spread of Covid-19 disease, the South Central Railway has announced that three trains will be touching the southern region of the country.
* Update at 9.00am: Spike of 3604 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours; total positive cases in the country is now at 70756, including 46008 active cases, 22454 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 2293 deaths
*Health workers have been asked to step up surveillance across Hyderabad, after Telangana reported the highest single-day record of 79 Covid-19 cases from Hyderabad city on Monday.
*10 test Covid-19 positive from one family in Charminar area.
*Close to 300 Indians, stranded in the United States and Abu Dhabi, returned to Hyderabad on Monday with two more Air India flights touching down at the city’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), as part of the ongoing Vande Bharat Mission.
*Nearly 200 medical students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh who are among the 500 Indian students stuck in Kazakhstan have urged the Union government to operate special flights to bring them back home.
*Even as the Centre had decided to operate passenger trains from Tuesday to various cities, including Hyderabad, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to revive the services immediately.



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Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
*Update at 9.28am: Ministry of health & family welfare (MoHFW) issues revised discharge policy for Covid-19 patients.

*Update at 9.18am | Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 1,981; cases climb to 59,662 in India: Union health ministry
*The Telangana government on Friday began imposing a fine of Rs 1,000 on people roaming in public places without wearing a mask as the state battles to contain new Covid-19 cases.
*In what could be a first-of-its-kind experiment, Telangana police are using artificial intelligence (AI) to track those stepping out without wearing face mask, which has been made mandatory by the government. The new system alerts police after analysing live CCTV footage.
*Close to 900 students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are stranded in Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Punjab and many of themCoronavirus in Hyderabad,Coronavirus cases in Hyderabad,Hyderabad Coronavirus,Hyderabad Coronavirus news,Coronavirus Hyderabad,Covid 19 in Hyderabad,Coronavirus scare in Hyderabad,Coronavirus update in Hyderabad,Coronavirus news Hyderabadare now wanting to return back home.
*The Covid-19 pandemic hit pharma sector’s ambitions of clocking double-digit exports growth to touch a record $22 billion in financial year 2019-20, as a result of which exports grew only 7.57% to $20.58 billion from $19.13 billion in 2018-19, latest data by apex pharma exports promotion body Pharmexcil show.
*Taking a serious view of the government’s decision to conduct fewer Covid-19 tests, the Telangana high court on Friday wondered how it would get a true picture of the spread of the virus in the state. The court was also upset with the government for directing doctors not to collect blood samples from dead persons and not conduct Covid-19 tests on them.





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Telangana: Better wages brings 225 from Bihar back to Telangana | Hyderabad News – Times of India


BACK TO WORK: Migrants from Bihar greeted with a rose by civil supplies minister Gangula Kamalakar on their ar…Read More

HYDERABAD: Even as the Bihar government is working to bring back its migrant labourers stranded across the country due to the extended lockdown, a group of 225 workers from that state landed in Telangana on Friday. The workers took the train that reached Patna from Telangana on Thursday. They will be working in various rice mills in the state where paddy harvesting is at its peak now.
The workers from Khagaria in Munger division got down at Lingampalli railway station. “This is only a beginning. We are working towards bringing back thousands of migrant workers who had left since the lockdown was announced in March,” Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, chairman, Telangana Rashtra Samanvaya Samithi (TRSS), told TOI.
The workers will be sent to Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Karimnagar, Kamareddy, Jagtial, Peddapalli, Sultanabad, Mancherial and Siddipet. The workers had arrived by a special Shramik Express with the state government bearing their travel expenditure, Rajeshwar said. On their arrival, they were welcomed with a rose flower each by civil supplies minister Gangula Kamalakar.
Sources said the Khagaria workers were willing to return as they were paid Rs 1,200 a day in Telangana, which is much higher than what a worker earns (about Rs 300 per day) in Bihar.
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had said these labourers had come during Holi and could not go back because of escalation in Covid-19 cases. In the meantime, the Telangana government has been contacting the Bihar authorities to facilitate the workers’ return, sources said.
The idea of bringing back the Bihar workers came from rice millers, sources said. Because of the bumper harvest, rice millers rely heavily on them for harvesting. The millers had even said if the government permitted they would organise buses to bring them back from Bihar.
“The workers who arrived on Friday have worked in rice mills before. They have the skill of packing, loading and unloading rice bags into lorries and other vehicles,” a rice miller said.
Rice mill owners said they would take care of the migrant workers. Apart from providing dry ration, the government gave Rs 500 to each worker during the lockdown period.
The state government, however, said it would continue to operate special trains to ferry migrant workers willing to go to their native states.



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Two cycle 250 km to Telangana, one lives, one dies | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Two migrant workers who pedalled their way out of Gadchiroli in Maharashtra finally did reach their homes, but while one survived to tell the tale, the other succumbed. The two men cycled about 250 km together till Ramagundam from where they hitch-hiked on a lorry which dropped them near Patancheru on the city’s outskirts.
While Chandrayya (55) was in no condition to ride the remaining about 90 km to Ramgiri village in Kalwakurthy mandal in Nagarkurnool, his friend decided to soldier on and finally made it to the village after cycling close to 350km.
Worker also had liver ailment, say doctors
Meanwhile, Chandrayya, a borewell worker in Gadchiroli, contacted his family, who picked him up from Patancheru and returned to the village, Wanaparthy police said. Villagers objected to his entry for fear of him being Covid-19 positive. He was tested and allowed in after the results came negative. But soon after reaching home he complained of exhaustion and died in a government hospital on May 3. Police said he died of a heart attack and doctors said that he had a liver problem.



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Hyderabad lockdown news: Today’s updates from your city | Hyderabad News – Times of India


Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
* Update at 11.00am: One person is allowed to buy a maximum of four and a half litres of alcohol

* Update at 9.50am: Some people arrived as early as 6.30am to stand in the queue for liquor

* Update at 9.30am: People queuing up in front of a wine shop in Chandanagar, Hyderabad

* Update at 9.20am: Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in India rises to 49,391 including 33,514 active cases, 1694 deaths, 14,182 cured/discharged and 1 migrated: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
*Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Internation Airport (RGIA) is gearing up to start operations post the lockdown.
*Liquor shops to open in Telangana from Wednesday
*More special trains for migrants are scheduled to leave from different railway stations located in Hyderabad outskirts early on Wednesday.
*Telangana on Tuesday became the first state in the country to extend the Covid-19 lockdown till May 29.
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced that Telangana government would follow central guidelines on allowing activities except those in red zones. Also, the 7 pm to 7 am night curfew will continue across the state for the duration of the lockdown.
*With 1,750 Telangana workers set to return home from the Gulf region and other countries in the first batch from May 7 over a period of seven days, the state government’s bigger worry now is how to rehabilitate them, conduct Covid-19 tests and provide quarantine facilities for them.





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