To control the rapid spread of the coronavirus infection in Srikakulam, authorities have tightened restrictions at the district headquarters. As part of the move, shops, theaters, hotels and restaurants that were allowed to operate until 6 p.m. must close their shutters until 2 p.m.
The srikakulam collector J. Nivas sought the cooperation of the traders and the people in this regard. No public movement will be allowed after 2 p.m. and this will be in effect until May 10, he said.
“The city of Srikakulam alone contributes more than 30% to the one-day balance of the entire district. We have restricted business hours to prevent a run on the markets, ”said Nivas.
12,881 active cases
In the last 24 hours that ended Tuesday, 1,322 new positive cases were reported, bringing the total number of active cases to 12,881. The district has registered 63,701 infections as of March 2020. Currently, 1,001 patients are being treated in COVID care centers and 1,381 in hospitals. Up to 10,499 patients were isolated at home.
The district administration has urged people to contact the nearby hospitals for medical care in case they develop symptoms of a coronavirus.