COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh Imposes Partial Lockdown From May 5
Andhra Pradesh To Go Under Partial Lockdown For 2 Weeks. Check Date, Timings
After Maharashtra, Karnataka we now have Andhra Pradesh too imposing a partial lockdown in the state. This is to curb the recent surge of COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision after a review with officials of the health department at his Tadepalli camp office on Monday.
From Wednesday, a partial lockdown would come into force. Shops and business establishments would be allowed to function only from 6 am to noon. Lockdown-like restrictions will be in place in Andhra Pradesh from 12 noon to 6 am. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC will be in force after that. Emergency services would be allowed as curfew would be clamped till 6 AM.
Night curfew has been imposed in Andhra Pradesh for the past few days. The night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is in force to contain a COVID-19 surge. But the numbers are rising at an alarming rate. To curb the rise in coronavirus cases the Chief Minister decided to impose further restrictions to break the chain.
The state reported 23,929 new infections and 84 on May 2, the highest till now, and 19,412 new infections and 61 deaths on May 1.