Covid curfew extended in Andhra Pradesh till June 20

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.
The curfew duration, however, has been curtailed by two hours a day and will be in force from 2 PM to 6 AM after June 10.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
The curfew duration, however, has been curtailed by two hours a day and will be in force from 2 PM to 6 AM after June 10.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday further extended the Covid curfew across the state till June 20.

The curfew duration, however, has been curtailed by two hours a day and will be in force from 2 PM to 6 AM after June 10.

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.

A CMO release said all government offices would function from 8 AM to 2 PM daily till June 20.

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Coronavirus cases have shown a significant decline in AP in the last two weeks and the daily infection positivity rate fell from a high of 25 per cent in mid-May to about 10 per cent now.

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Consequently, the rush in hospitals has also reduced and there is a large availability of beds, both general and ICU.

Also, demand for oxygen has also fallen drastically from as high as 700 tonnes a day to 400 tonnes now.

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