Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh rise to 23 as two more test positive
- There are twenty active cases of Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh, out of which five are in Visakhapatnam.
- So far, two patients have recovered, including a 64-year-old man with diabetes.
- Ten patients have a history of international travel and the other patients are contacts of existing cases.
The two patients are contacts of Patient - 7 who had returned from Birmingham on March 17. They had contact with him on the same day and have been under isolation since then. They were admitted to a hospital on March 28 and have been in isolation at the hospital since then.
The state had reported six new cases of Coronavirus on March 28. The first two patients are contacts of Patient - 10 who had attended a religious meeting at the Nizamuddin Mosque in New Delhi. The third patient is a 60-year-old male from Prakasam District who has returned from Delhi.
The fourth patient is 50-year old female, who is a contact of the third patient. The fifth patient is a 65-year-old female from Krishna District who has recently returned from Mecca. The sixth patient is a 23-year-old male from Kurnool district.
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The Andhra Pradesh government has been releasing bulletins on Twitter. Apart from information about the steps taken by the government to control the disease, information about the patients, including their recent travel history is also posted here.
Andhra Pradesh government to reduce lockdown relaxation in urban areas
The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday decided to reduce relaxation in the lockdown by two hours in urban areas as part of new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. The people in urban areas can now buy the essential commodities from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. against 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The relaxation is rural areas will continue from 6 am to 1 pm.
Government orders shops to close at 6 pm
The Andhra Pradesh government has asked citizens to stay indoors and directed that only one person per family should go out to get essential items. Shops in the state have been asked to operate only till 6 pm every day.
Almost 30,000 people are under surveillance
According to the government, almost 30,000 foreign returnees are currently under surveillance. In addition to these returnees, another 30,000 people have been asked to isolate themselves at home.
As of March 30, Andhra Pradesh has tested 649 samples, out of which 23 were found positive for Coronavirus and results of 100 people are pending. The state has a capacity to conduct 240 tests per day.
More than 1,000 people stopped at Andhra-Telangana border
More than 1,000 people working and studying in Hyderabad had left the city to return to their homes in Andhra Pradesh after taking ‘No Objection Certificates’ (NOCs) from the Telangana Police. However, they were stopped by the Andhra Pradesh Police at the Garikapadu border check-post.
After spending several hours at the check-post and sharing their ordeal online, they were allowed to enter after the Chief Ministers of the two states intervened.
The Andhra Pradesh government has said that while the people will be allowed to enter the state, they will be kept in isolation at the IIIT Nuzvid campus until health officials screen and clear them.
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