Andhra Pradesh government on Monday extended the curfew and partial lockdown in the state till June 20, 2021. Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday conducted a review on COVID prevention measures at his camp office in Tadepalli. The review meeting was attended by Deputy CM and Medical Health Minister Alla Nani and COVID Task Force officials.
With the current lockdown ending on the 10th of this month, CM YS Jagan reviewed the situation in the state and decided to extend the curfew for another ten days. Though the positivity rate and the number of new cases reduced significantly in the past ten days, the state government has decided to continue with the curfew.
Positivity rate has climbed down significantly in Andhra and the state is reporting around 10,000 cases per day. Health wing authorities submitted a report with the chief minister about increase in recovery rate in the state.
The COVID curfew, first imposed on May 5, was supposed to end on June 10 but, at a high-level review meeting on the pandemic situation, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy decided to extend it for ten more days.
Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 8,976 new COVID-19 cases, taking the COVID-19 tally to 17,58,339. The state also reported 90 fatalities, pushing the death toll to 11,466, as per the health department.