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Coronavirus: Long queue outside Secunderabad testing lab goes viral

A video of a long queue of people waiting for a Covid-19 test outside a private lab in Hyderabad has gone viral.

While Telangana has allowed private labs to conduct coronavirus testing it has asked them not to entertain asymptomatic patients. (Photo: Ashish Pandey/IndiaToday)

A video of a long queue outside a private diagnostic lab in Tirumalagiri of Secunderabad has gone viral on social media.

In the video, it is claimed that people are coming in large numbers to get Covid-19 tests done at the private lab.

Recently, Telangana allowed private labs and hospitals to conduct coronavirus tests but the Telangana Health Department has strictly asked labs to not conduct tests on asymptomatic people and those without a prescription.

So far, three ruling TRS MLAs, Deputy CM Mahamood Ali, Assembly Deputy Speaker T Padma Rao Goud have tested coronavirus positive.

Till date, 255 government and 31 private healthcare staff have contracted the virus in Telangana and unfortunately, a head nurse lost her life just four days before her retirement from the Government Chest Hospital in Hyderabad.

124 policemen including 3 high-ranking IPS officials also tested coronavirus positive while one constable has lost his life in Hyderabad.

Till Tuesday at 9 pm, a total of 3,457 samples were tested (cumulative 88,563) resulting in 946 new Covid-19 cases.

Seven more deaths were reported in Telangana on Tuesday.

Of this, 869 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Hyderabad alone. The total number of cases in the city till date stands at 12,396.

Telangana has reported a total of 16,339 coronavirus cases till now and 260 deaths.

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