In the wake of the rising number of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases, the Andhra Pradesh Government imposed a partial curfew.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, on the 3rd of May, announced a curfew starting from the 5th of May. It would begin from 12 noon to 6:00 A.M., and would continue for the next two weeks.
The decision was taken to break the chain and curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. In regard to this, Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a high level meeting. At the high level review meeting, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) ministers and other COVID-19 concerned officials were present.
Under the imposed curfew, shops would be allowed to open daily from 6:00 A.M., till 12 noon. In addition, as per the State Government orders, the State police imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC,) which restricts gathering of more than 5 people, across the State in force.
During the curfew timing, only emergency services would be allowed. This would be an addition to the already imposed night curfew from 10:00 P.M., to 5:00 A.M.
According to the COVID-19 data, currently Andhra Pradesh has 11,45,022 positive cases, of which 1,43,178 are active cases and 8,136 are deceased cases.
Stay tuned for further updates.