AP tops in lockdown implementation among states in India; finds survey

South India

Andhra Pradesh has been ranked as the ‘number one state in the country’ in effectively implementing the nationwide lockdown announced by the Central government to contain the spread of COVID-19 on March 24.

The state was put on top by a survey conducted by popular national English news channel NDTV, according to State Information Minister Perni Nani. The video tweeted by him said that the survey lauded Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his state government for their constant efforts in successfully implementing lockdown through stringent enforcement of preventive restrictions.

While urging everyone to stay at home, he appealed to the people not to panic over the situation, saying “the state is in the safe hands of YS Jagan”.

The NDTV survey placed Kerala in the second spot. The media group appreciates the AP CM for being proactive and putting in place all necessary measures to curb the dreaded virus in the state. It said Andhra Pradesh, through its host of measures, was successful in minimising the coronavirus positive cases in the state.

The AP government is continuously monitoring 1.4 crore people besides testing and treating the COVID-19 positive cases with the help of 2.61 lakh volunteers and 40,000 Asha workers. They have been constantly monitoring all the individuals across the state under the supervision of 3,000 medical officers. This is being done for early-stage detection and confirmation of COVID-19 symptoms.

The State government is also regularly updating the status of COVID-19 spread in the all the 676 mandals in AP. Out of which, 595 are categorized as green zones, which are safe and do not have any impact of COVID-19. Of the remaining mandals, 37 were categorized as red zones and 44 as orange zones where the spread of the COVID-19 is more pronounced.

AP reported 12 more COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, taking the state's total coronavirus positive cases to 432. Twelve persons have been discharged while seven others have died due to coronavirus pandemic in the state. There are currently 413 active cases (with inputs from Sakshi daily).

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