Night Curfew in AP Extended Till August 21
AP Govt extended night curfew for containment of coronavirus. Government issued orders extending curfew, which runs from 10 pm to 6 am, till August 21. The decision was taken by Government amid coronavirus cases.
However, the government states that covid protocols must be followed. Meanwhile, on Saturday, 69,088 coronavirus tests were performed in the state and 1,535 new cases erupted. While coming to fatalities,16 people lost their lives across the state. As many as 2,075 victims have recovered from the coronavirus.
There are currently 18,210 corona active cases in the state. The state has conducted 2,55,95,949 tests so far in the state. Andhra Pradesh has administered more than 2.42 Crore doses of COVID Vaccine till now. Out of which, 63.3 lakh are fully vaccinated and 1.78 Crore are vaccinated with at least one dose.
The CM said that 11 lakh doses could be saved through efficient management across the state and asserted that a hundred percent of all mothers with children under the age of five have been vaccinated. The CM directed the health department officials to start the process of vaccinating teachers as soon as the vaccination process is completed for those above 45 years. It was revealed that the state government has asked the centre to allocate the quota given to private hospitals to the state government.
He said those police battalions should also be equipped with covid care equipment and doctors and steps should be taken to make oxygen beds available up to the level of community hospitals. The chief minister further said that oxygen cylinders and concentrators, telemedicine services, and internet facilities should be available in PHCs.