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Andhra Pradesh extends COVID-19 lockdown-like restrictions till June 10

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Andhra Pradesh extends COVID-19 lockdown-like restrictions till June 10

New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh administration on Monday announced to extend the COVID-19 curfew in the state till June 10, in order to bring the pandemic situation under control. The announcement was made by Chief Minister’s Office, according to media.

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“Curfew imposed in Andhra Pradesh has been extended till June 10th, said Chief Minister’s Office, according to media reports.

On Sunday, the total Covid-19 recoveries in the state crossed the 15-lakh mark, resulting in a drop in the number of active cases as fresh positives too continued their downward slide for more than a week now.

Whereas, earlier today, Uttarakhand and Bihar government extended the COVID-19 lockdown.

In view of declining cases of coronavirus, some states and UTs like Haryana, Odisha, Telangana and Sikkim have extended the COVID-induced lockdown, while some others including Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have announced the easing of restrictions in districts with less active cases.

Meanwhile, despite relaxations, night curfew and weekend shutdown will remain in force in some states and UTs.

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Many states, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa, have extended the lockdown or restrictions for a week to a fortnight in June, while some of them like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have also announced a certain relaxation in the curbs due to a decline in new cases and positivity rate.

While shops have been permitted to open for more hours, malls have also been allowed to function at some places with certain conditions. However, education institutions will continue to remain closed.

Given to the strict restrictions, India has brought down the Covid infection rate with around 1,52,734 new cases reported on Monday – the lowest daily rise in cases in the past 50 days. The country also reported 3,128 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data released at 8 AM in the morning, there were 2,38,022 discharges during the last 24 hours. With this, India’s cumulative caseload now stands at 2,80,47,534 and the total fatalities linked to COVID have reached 3,29,100.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 21,31,54,129 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccine so far. While, more than 21.31 crore jabs have been administered against Coronavirus since India’s inoculation drive began in January.

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