The Andhra Pradesh government, headed by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has decided to extend curfew hours in an attempt to combat the Coronavirus, which has been spreading rapidly.
During a review meeting by Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the government has decided to impose a curfew from 12 noon till 6 am from May 5. With prohibitory orders in place under Section 144 CrPC, shops will be required to open daily from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Following that, only emergency services would be permitted, as the curfew would be imposed until 6 a.m.
For the past few days, night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is in force in the state to contain COVID-19. But with the number of cases growing in record numbers daily, the Chief Minister decided to impose further restrictions to break the chain, the sources said.