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The new cases of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh witnessed a huge rise in the last one week. The government is badly criticized and the intermediate examinations are postponed for now. The government of Andhra Pradesh announced an 18-hour lockdown in the state starting from May 5th, Wednesday. The curfew will continue for two weeks. All the shops and essentials will be open from 6 AM till 12 in the afternoon. Section 144 is imposed across the state from afternoon till 6 AM. The government announced a Criminal Procedure Code in the state during the curfew. Only emergency services are asked to operate during the lockdown time in the state.
All the public and private transports will be shut during the curfew time announced the state government. The government of Andhra Pradesh took the suggestions of the experts after which the decision was taken to control the spread of coronavirus. The state witnessed close to 25,000 new cases on a regular basis which is huge. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy conducted a review meeting with the officials after which the announcement was made. A total number of 11 lakh positive cases of coronavirus are reported in the state in total and 9,90,813 people got discharged till yesterday. There are more than 1.4 lakh active cases for coronavirus in the state and the death toll stands at 8136.