COVID-19: Andhra State Road Transport Corporation bus services stopped till March 31

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KRISHNA: All the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus services have been stopped till March 31 as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic.

 

"All Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus services stopped till March 31. Other transport vehicles will be regulated.", Andhra Pradesh Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah said.

"We appeal that autos and tempos not be operated during this period and request the public to cooperate," he added.

One more person has tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to six.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 130 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, is the name of the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the Coronavirus family with crown-shaped spikes on its surfaces. The name of the disease was given by the World Health Organisation.

 

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