Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district will be under the effect of a complete lockdown from for seven days starting June 26. The decision has been made in light of the rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in parts of the district.
The announcement in this regard was made by Krisha District Collector Md Imtiaz. As per his statement, only essential services will be allowed in Vijayawada between June 26 and July 2. He further added that only medical shops will be permitted to open during this lockdown period.
In his statement, the Collector also urged residents of Vijayawada to purchase essentials needed for a whole week before June 26. This order, Md Imtiaz said, will also apply to both government and private offices in Vijayawada. The Andhra Pradesh Health Department in its daily COVID briefing on June 23 said that the state has 9,834 confirmed cases of infection. As many as 5,123 of these cases are active while 4,592 patients have been discharged after they recovered. The infection, added officials, has claimed 119 lives in Andhra Pradesh to date. Earlier on Tuesday, a similar decision was made by the Assam government. According to an order issued by Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, a total lockdown came into effect in 11 wards of Guwahati starting 9 PM on June 23. This lockdown will continue until further orders.