News

14 more Telangana districts gets ‘Green’ tag

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 08, 2020 Published on May 08, 2020

File photo   -  Nagara Gopal

10 more Covid-19 cases today; 34 discharged

Telangana has reported 10 more new Covid-19 positive cases on Friday even as 14 more districts are qualified to become Green Zone districts as there were no cases reported in the last 21 days.

Suryapet, Warangal Urban and Nizamabad districts, which were under Red Zone category, will be upgraded to the Orange Zone, leaving Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medchal districts under Red Zone.

As of now, nine out of the 33 districts in the State are in the Green zone. The districts that have been qualified to become Green districts included Sangareddy, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Sircilla and Jangaon districts.

The Centre has classified districts based on their exposure to the Covid-19 incidence and allowing economic activity in districts based on the zone that they belong to.

“We have written to the Union Government to give the 14 districts the Green Zone tag as they met the criterion set by it,” Telangna Health Minister Eatala Rajender has said.

The total number of Covid-19 cases so far in the State is put at 1,132 cases, with 727 patients getting discharged after treatment.

With 29 patients succumbing to the infection, the number of active cases in the State stands at 376.

As it extended the lockdown till May 29, the State has relaxed norms in the rural areas and municipal areas. Activities in the agricultural sector and housing construction sectors have been allowed which includes shops and business establishments catering to these sectors.

Published on May 08, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
  1. Comments will be moderated by The Hindu Business Line editorial team.
  2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published.
  3. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the', n is not 'and').
  4. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.
  5. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.