Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) extended the ongoing curfew till the 31st of May. The decision to extend the curfew was taken to control the spread of the Wuhan virus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State.
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision after conducting a review meeting. The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet ministers, the Medical Department officials and other senior staff attended the meeting scheduled on the 17th of May.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “About 10 days have passed since we imposed the curfew.” He further directed the concerned officials to take the necessary steps in order to contain the spread of the Wuhan virus. Currently, with 24,171 new cases, Andhra Pradesh has 14,35,491 positive cases, of which 2,10,436 are active cases, 12,15,683 are recovered/discharged cases and 9,372 people succumbed to Wuhan virus.
In addition, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also directed the officials to ensure support to the children who lost their parents, due to the Wuhan virus illness. In regard to this, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) led A.P., Government launched a Children Centre. The centre run by the State Government would ensure financial support, schooling and other needs of the children who lost their families due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, during 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, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC,) which restricts gatherings of more than 5 people is in effect across the State.
During the curfew timing, only emergency services would be allowed.
The curfew would be in effect till the 31st of May.
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