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Andhra Pradesh govt declares partial curfew from 12 noon to 6 am for two weeks


A file photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. | Photo: ANI
A file photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. | Photo: ANI


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Amaravati: A partial curfew from 12 noon to 6 am will be imposed in Andhra Pradesh from Wednesday for two weeks to curb coronavirus that has been on a virulent spread.

At a high-level review meeting on the prevailing situation here on Monday, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced this decision, official sources said.

Shops would be allowed to open daily from 6 am to 12 noon, with prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in force.

Thereafter, only emergency services would be allowed as curfew would be clamped till 6 AM.

For the past few days, night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is in force in the state to contain COVID-19.

But with the number of cases growing in record numbers daily, the Chief Minister decided to impose further restrictions to break the chain, the sources said.

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