Andhra announces partial curfew till May 17: Shops to remain open from 6 am to 12 noon

The federal government order comes a day after the state recorded 23,920 COVID-19 circumstances and 83 deaths in 24 hours.

The Andhra Pradesh authorities on Monday, Might 3, introduced a partial curfew for 14 days, ranging from Might 5, in view of the COVID-19 disaster. As per a round issued on Might 3, solely important providers will likely be allowed to operate and outlets could be open solely between 6 am-12 midday. Those that violate the curfew will likely be booked below Part 144 (energy to situation order in pressing circumstances of nuisance of apprehended hazard) of the Indian Penal Code. The choice was taken following a overview assembly by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. An in depth Authorities Order on this regard is but to be issued. 

The federal government order comes a day after the state recorded 23,920 COVID-19 circumstances and 83 deaths in 24 hours.  Chittoor district within the state recorded the very best variety of circumstances at 2,945, whereas Vizianagaram recorded the least, at 849. Presently, the state has a complete of 1,43,178 lively circumstances. 

In the meantime, in view of the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances, the Andhra Pradesh authorities additionally postponed the intermediate board exams, which have been earlier scheduled to be held from Might 5 to 19. “Contemplating the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket’s instructions to rethink the choice to carry intermediate exams, respecting the courtroom’s view, we’re suspending the exams,” state Training Minister Adimulapu Suresh had stated in an announcement to the media on Sunday.   

“We perceive that college students who’re set to seem within the exams, and their dad and mom, are feeling anxious amid information of rising COVID-19 circumstances within the nation and throughout the state,” Training Minister Adimulapu Suresh stated. “As quickly because the scenario improves, the federal government will announce the brand new dates for the exams,” he had stated.

Earlier, the YSRCP authorities had insisted on holding the exams for intermediate, the equal of sophistication 11 and 12 within the state, amid objections from the opposition, Telugu Desam Social gathering( TDP), in addition to college students and oldsters, who expressed worry about college students writing exams throughout a surge in COVID-19 infections within the state. On April 30, the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket, whereas listening to a number of petitions searching for cancellation of the intermediate exams, requested the state authorities to rethink its determination. The courtroom had directed the state authorities to file an affidavit earlier than the subsequent listening to on Might 3. “The choice to postpone the exams to a later date will likely be conveyed to the Excessive Court docket on Might 3,” Minister Adimulapu Suresh stated.

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