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Curfew relaxed in all districts of AP

Curfew relaxed in all districts of AP

Curfew relaxed in all districts of AP

The State Government on Monday relaxed Covid-19 curfew restrictions uniformly across all the 13 districts from 6 am to 10 pm. All commercial establishments will be shut down by 9 pm and curfew restrictions will begin from 10 pm.

During the COVID review meeting chaired by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, it was decided to relax curfew timings as the daily positivity rate came down to less than five percent.

Reddy directed police to slap a penalty of Rs 100 for not wearing masks in public places.

If any shops and establishments violate the guidelines, they will be asked to close down for 2-3 days.

The Chief Minister also instructed the authorities to set up a WhatsApp number for sending a photo of someone who has committed a violation. The Chief Minister directed the officials to enforce Section 144 across the State to contain the spread of COVID-19, by restricting the mass gatherings.

Further, the government said physical distance of five feet between individuals should be maintained in all public places and establishments and besides wearing masks, hand sanitization is mandatory for all staff and the general public. The additional guidelines will be issued by the Medical and Health Department.

In regard to testing, he instructed the authorities to conduct tests in a focussed manner, only to those who have fever and other symptoms and if tested positive, they should receive proper medical services.

Similarly, in regard to oxygen supply, the Chief Minister advised the officials to complete the establishment of oxygen generation plants. The authorities explained the work in progress at 134 oxygen generation plants at 97 locations and assured to get them complete by the end of August.

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