Vijayawada: Amid the rising number of Covid cases, the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday announced fresh guidelines to curb the spread of the infection.
Night curfew in the state from 11 pm to 5 am in the morning, and 50 per cent seating capacity in theatres are among some of the guidelines announced by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The govt has made wearing masks mandatory for everyone, failing which a fine of Rs 100 will be charged. The govt also pressed for the need of physical distance in temples and chapels.
The govt has also issued an order restriction the number of people in public places to 200, while only 100 people will be allowed indoors.
In a meeting with the state health department, the chief minister urged the need to curb the spread of Covid in the state at a time when festivities are round the corner.
The state on Sunday recorded as many as 1,257 new infections in 13 districts, of which the highest – 257 infections – were registered in Chittoor district.
As many as 38,479 samples were tested for Covid19. Double-digit new Covid infections were reported in seven districts and the rest of the six districts registered triple-digit new infections.
Andhra Pradesh has, till now, tested a total of 3,16,05,951 Covid19 samples and 140 patients recovered in the past 24 hours.
The cumulative C-positive cases were 20,81,859, in which 20,62,580 patients recovered and there existed 4774 active cases.