Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to extend the COVID curfew till June 10, with the same set of restrictions.”Curfew extended till June 10th in Andhra Pradesh. Timings remain the same,” informed Chief Minister’s Office.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy took the decision to extend the curfew after a review of the current COVID-19 scenario in the state, official sources said.
The curfew, which was first clamped from May 5 as the coronavirus cases were on a steep upward spiral, was supposed to end on May 31.
Though the COVID-19 cases have been witnessing a steady decline over the past week, the government decided to continue the curfew for a few more days to ensure the COVID-19 curve flattens, the sources said. “The curfew will be in force daily from 12 noon to 6 am. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC will continue to be in force from 6 am to 12 noon,” the sources added.
The curfew was scheduled to end today. However, the restrictions have been extended by 10 more days. The relaxation time remains the same from 6 am to 12 noon.
According to the state health department, Andhra Pradesh reported 13,400 new COVID-19 cases, 21,133 recoveries and 94 deaths in the 24 hours on Sunday.
The state’s discharge ratio has shown an impressive increase to 89.52 Per cent (as of Sunday), its active ratio however is still a cause of worry for the state authorities. The active case ratio stood at 9.84 per cent much higher than the national average of 7.22 per cent on May 30. The death ratio of Andhra Pradesh was recorded at 0.64 per cent, much lower than the national average of 1.17 per cent, as on May 30.
The Andhra Pradesh government on May 27, said it was postponing the year-end examinations of Class X, scheduled to be conducted from the first week of June. Now, the state education ministry will take a call on conducting these exams in July.