The Andhra Pradesh Police has registered an FIR towards former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for spreading “misinformation” concerning the N440Okay variant of the coronavirus.
Performing on a Guntur-based lawyer’s criticism, a case was registered towards Naidu and others for allegedly telling reporters that the N440Okay variant which originated in Andhra Pradesh has a better price of spreading and is 10 to 15 instances extra harmful than the unique pressure.
An analogous criticism was lodged towards Naidu in Kurnool final week.
The FIR, registered underneath related provisions of the Catastrophe Administration Act and the IPC, accuses Naidu of spreading rumours which can trigger extra deaths attributable to concern within the state. It additionally states that Naidu’s statements brought on ill-will between the folks of Andhra Pradesh and folks of different states.
Naidu stated the state authorities is reserving instances towards these talking out towards the way in which the Covid-19 scenario is being dealt with within the state.
The Andhra Pradesh Well being Division has stated there isn’t a scientific proof to determine that the N440Okay variant was extra infectious than others.
10-day lockdown in Telangana from as we speak
Hyderabad: The Telangana authorities on Tuesday determined to implement a 10-day lockdown within the state to fight the rising variety of Covid-19 instances. The lockdown shall be in place from 10 am on Wednesday to Could 22.
A press release from the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) launched after a cupboard assembly stated a leisure has been granted for “all actions” from 6 am to 10 am every day.
In response to the assertion, the Cupboard additionally determined to ask world tenders for procuring Covid-19 vaccines.
On Monday, Telanagna had reported 4,826 new Covid-19 instances and 32 deaths. —ENS