Hyderabad, Jan 16: Holidays for all schools and colleges in Telangana State, has been extended till January 30. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar issued the orders following directions from Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
The decision is learnt to have been taken as a precautionary measure in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country including Telangana.
Earlier, the State government declared holidays for all schools and colleges from January 8 to 16.
However, the KCR government has decided to extend the holidays till the end of the month in the wake of the steady increase in the number of corona cases in the state.
The government has extended the corona restrictions in the state till the 20th.
Meanwhile, in Telangana State, 1,963 new cases were registered in a single day, while the number of active cases was 22,017.
India records 3,205 new coronavirus cases along with 31 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Hyderabad during the wee hours of Wednesday. It is to mention here that the city from last few days have been witnessing occasional drizzles in different parts while the mercury levels remained high and above 40 degree Celsius.
Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will tour Nalgonda district today to meet Nakirekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaya as his father Narsimha (75) died a few days ago due to illness.
Telangana has been experiencing soaring temperatures across the state for the past few days.