Hyderabad , Mar 30:
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reached out to migrant workers in the state appealing to them not to leave for their native places during the lockdown and assuring all help to them. After a video conference with officials to discuss the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus, Rao told reporters here that the total COVID-19 cases in the state stood at 70, including one who was discharged earlier.
He also said the number of coronavirus cases in the state touched 70 with three people testing positive for the infection yesterday.
Rao, referred to as KCR, appealed to migrant workers not to leave the state during the coronavirus lockdown and assured that the state government will provide each person with 12 kg rice of flour, Rs 500 cash assistance and shelter.
“As Chief Minister of Telangana I am telling how many crores of rupees are needed to be spent we will not go back, we will arrange for the money. You stay comfortably. At any cost nobody should starve in Telangana from any state,” Rao said reaching out to the workers.
His appeal came on a day when incidents of migrant workers hitting roads in a bid to return to their homes were reported in different parts of the country including Kerala and Delhi.