AP Government Extends Night Curfew Till 31st Of October Amid COVID-19 Situation

The Andhra Pradesh Government announced an extension to the ongoing night curfew in the State.

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) reviewed the Wuhan virus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus, situation in the State. After considering the current situation, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) extended the curfew till the 31st of October.

The YSRCP President also directed the authorities to enforce a strict curfew to prevent the virus from further spread.

The imposed curfew would be in effect from 12 A.M., to 5:00 A.M. The State Government issued a Government Order to this effect on the 14th of October. The order was issued by Mr. Anil Kumar Singhal, the Principal Secretary of the Health, Medical and Family Welfare of Andhra Pradesh.

The State Government also said, following Covid appropriate behaviour is a must at all congregations.

The Andhra Pradesh Police, district authorities and collectors were asked to ensure everyone follows the COVID-19 guidelines and implemented curfew.

Anyone found violating the guidelines would have to face strict action and consequences including hefty fines. The action would be taken under the Disaster Management Act 2005 and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC.) However, this time the State Government allowed gatherings and events. All gatherings and congregations, including marriages, and religious gatherings would be permitted with a maximum of 250 participants.

Meanwhile, as of now, in Andhra Pradesh there are close to 6,000 active Wuhan virus cases.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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