Hyderabad: To keep a check on the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government on Monday extended the curfew till May 31. The decision was made today in a review meeting that CM held with ministers and senior officials of the state.
Notably, AP had imposed a 14-day partial lockdown on May 5, aiming to control the pandemic spread in the state. The current restrictions were due to end on May 18.
-A strict statewide curfew will be imposed from 12 PM to 6 AM, during which only emergency services will be allowed to function. All shops, commercial establishments like restaurants will close at 12 PM.
-Hospitals, chemists, and other essential services are allowed to operate.
-All kinds of public gatherings banned.
-The cap on guests allowed for weddings has been fixed at 50.
-Agricultural activities are allowed to continue in adherence to the guidelines issued by the agriculture department.
-The manufacturing sector has also been granted exemption by the government.
For the past several days, on average, the state has been reporting around 20,000 covid cases every single day. Earlier on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh registered a record 24,171 fresh cases of coronavirus, the single largest surge in a day since the first case was reported in state on March 12, 2020.
For the second time this week, the daily Covid-19 deaths crossed the century mark as 101 people succumbed to the infection while 21,101 had recovered in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, as per the bulletin issued by health department.