Andhra govt sets up control room to help stranded people

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Andhra Pradesh government has set up a control room for helping people stranded at other places.

 

Andhra people which are stranded in other states can call 0866-2424680 and other states’ people stranded in Andhra can call 1902 and give their details, to get help to go to their places.

While addressing media, AP R and B, Principal Secretary, MT Krishna Babu, said that the needy can mail their details to apcovid19controlroom@gmail.com.

Krishna Babu said that the state government has already given permissions for agriculture, aqua and allied sectors to start their works.

Similarly, permissions have been given to 1655 industries located in the green zone and they started operations. 

Migrant labour can be permitted to go from green zone to green zone and work with adequate precautions.

Krishna Babu further said that shops in green zones are given permission to run. However, cinema halls, shopping malls and exhibitions will have to remain shut, as they are not given permission.

On Thursday, 71 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total to 1,403. The toll remained at 31 in the last six days while 34 more patients got cured and were discharged from hospitals.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s tally of coronavirus cases stands at 35,043 on Friday.

Meanwhile, with an increase of 73 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 1,147.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 25,007. Meanwhile 8,888 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

 

With inputs from ANI

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