Vaccine against COVID-19 may soon come from Hyderabad, says KCR
"There is a chance that the vaccine may be produced from Hyderabad in July - August. If the vaccine is available, then there will be a marked change in the situation," Rao reportedly said
A vaccine against the COVID-19 may soon be developed in Hyderabad, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has reportedly said.
According to a report on Mumbai Mirror, he said this during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
"Attempts are made to produce a vaccine for coronavirus. There is a possibility that the vaccine would come from our country. Companies in Hyderabad are making a lot of efforts. There is a chance that the vaccine may be produced from Hyderabad in July - August. If the vaccine is available, then there will be a marked change in the situation," Rao told the PM, the report said quoting a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
KCR said that having a vaccine will create a marked change in the situation. He also appraised the PM of the situation in the state.
"The Telangana government had taken all measures to contain coronavirus. We are ready on the medical-side. Equipment, medicines, masks, PPE kits, beds and all the other necessary things are available and as such there is no scarcity," KCR said.
The Telangana Chief Minister also requested the central government not to revive the passenger train services, saying it may result in further spread of the disease.
"Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi not to revive the passenger train services, which were stopped as part of preventive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country," an official statement had said.
Telangana has reported 1,275 COVID-19 cases so far, out of which 800 people have been cured. Thirty people in the state have died of the disease.