Due to rise in COVID-19 cases, lockdown imposed in Andhra Pradesh's Narasaraopet

South India

A complete lockdown has been imposed in Narasaraopet town of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh from Friday onwards.


According to the Narasaraopet MLA Gopireddy Srinivas Reddy, the decision was taken as the number of coronavirus cases are increasing in the town since the past ten days.

Reddy said that the total lockdown might continue for seven to 10 days and added that a 200-bed hospital will be set up in the town very soon.

Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Venkateswarlu, DSP Veera Reddy, and Tehsildar Ramana Naik also participated in the meeting which held at the Municipal Guesthouse.

The COVID-19 tally shot past the 40,000 mark in Andhra Pradesh on Friday as 2,062 fresh cases were added in the last 24 hours. The state’s COVID-19 table now showed a total of 40,646 positive cases, with 19,814 of them being active after 20,298 patients were discharged. 

With 42 new casualties reported in the last 24 hours, the overall toll mounted to 534. As many as  837 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

With inputs from Agency

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