The Telangana High court sought to know what the State government wants to do next as the night curfew ends on Friday. The bench comprising Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy directed advocate general BS Prasad to inform about the decision of the government on night curfew by Friday morning.
The court had asked it earlier also but Prasad informed that the CS will be holding a meeting with collectors and others on Friday morning, and subsequent decision will be taken based on that meeting.
As the Union Home Ministry asked the States to impose local restrictions and implement strict containment measures to contain Covid-19, the high court wanted to know the decision of the Telangana Government.
The bench also questioned about the reduction in Covid tests since April 26.
“Your data and media reports only say that tests had come down by 10,000 on April 27 compared to earlier days and on April 28, it was down by 8,000 tests. We are not relying on media or any other third party reports. Your report only says that tests have come down to around 80,000 from one lakh. When tests are lowered, the infected cases will also come down correspondingly. It is nothing but wrapping up data,” the court said.
The court advised the State to be transparent and stay alert to the situation. It ordered the advocate general to make a decision on night curfew as soon as possible and make an announcement to the people.