Lockdown in Chittoor District extended to June 15

Relaxation times should be from 6 a.m. until 10 o clock; People from other states to undergo tests, isolation

Panchayat Minister Raj P. Ramachandra Reddy said the existing lockdown in Chittoor district has been extended to June 15 as there is no respite from the spread of COVID-19. The relaxation times during the lockdown will be from 6am to 10am, opposite 12pm.

Following the monthly review of COVID-19, the minister said at a press conference in Tirupati that the decision to fight the pandemic had been taken. He said the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are also on lockdown and the number of infections there remains worrying.

Mr Ramachandra Reddy said the fortnightly extended lockdown would be stricter in the interests of public safety. He said the interstate border checkpoints in the Chittoor district will be closely monitored and those entering the district will be subjected to a COVID protocol of testing and isolation. However, the emergency services should function as usual, said the minister.

Despite the poor support of the center, the government of Jagan Mohan Reddy did everything possible to save the state from the pandemic, including the vaccination campaign, the oxygen supply, the provision of protective equipment for the medical and paramedical staff as well as drugs for the hospitals, the COVID -Treat patients.

Previously, the Panchayat Raj Minister, together with his cabinet colleagues Mekapati Gowtham Reddy and K. Narayanaswamy and Tirupati MLA B. Karunakar Reddy, presented the checks worth 10 lakh each to three beneficiaries who had lost their parents to COVID.

In attendance were the MLAs of the YSR Congress Party, high-ranking officials from the district administration.

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