Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government extended the Covid curfew on Monday till May end after a cabinet meeting was held chaired by Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
Chief Minister M YS Jagan has directed the officials to take steps to prevent an increase in cases in rural areas.
There needs to be at least a four-week lockdown in the state to see some results. It has just been 10 days that the state issued a lockdown, said CM Reddy.
Under the curfew, shops and other commercial establishments such as restaurants are allowed to function between 6 am and 12 noon, during which section 144 is imposed. Curfew will be in place from 12 noon to 6 am, during which only emergency services will be allowed to function.
Service establishments hospitals, covid testing labs, and pharmacies have been exempted from the partial curfew. Agricultural activities are allowed to continue in adhered to the guidelines issued by the agriculture department. The manufacturing sector has also been granted exemption by the government.