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Andhra Pradesh lockdown news: CM Jagan Mohan Reddy extends curfew by a week - know what's allowed, what's not

The CM also directed authorities to ramp up the vaccination drive and prepare for a possible third wave of Coronavirus.

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The Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government has extended the existing night curfew in the state for another week amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The decision came after a COVID review meeting was held by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Tadepalli camp office, on Tuesday. 

The CM also directed authorities to ramp up the vaccination drive and prepare for a possible third wave of Coronavirus.

 What's allowed, what's not?

The night curfew will begin from 10 pm and will last till 6 am.
All commercial establishments should shut down by 9 p.m.
However, there will be no restrictions from 6 am to 10 pm and all business activities can be carried out during these relaxed hours.
Wearing face masks, particularly in business establishments and markets, will be vigorously enforced, the government said.
Everyone in shops and business establishments, be it the staff or customers, should necessarily wear facial masks. “Impose heavy fines on shopkeepers where this is violated. If required, order closure of such shops for 2-3 days,” the Chief Minister had said in an order dated July 12, 2021.

Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday, reported 2,498 new Covid cases, raising the state’s overall tally over 19.4 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 23,843.

East Godavari district reported the highest number of cases at 481, Prakasam (336), West Godavari (326), Krishna (263), Chittoor (245), Nellore (233), Guntur (181), Visakhapatnam (179), Anantapur (73), Kadapa (68), Srikakulam (56), Vizianagaram (33) and Kurnool (24).

More than 2,000 people have recovered from the disease in the same time span, raising the state’s total number of recoveries by over 19 lakh.

(With agency inputs)

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