Amaravati, July 5:
With a decline in Covid cases, the State government on Monday decided to further relax curfew timings from 6 AM to 10 PM from July 8 with the exception of the two Godavari districts.
During a review on Covid-19, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy decided to allow cinemas, restaurants, gyms and function halls to operate from July 8 strictly adhering to Covid protocols, including alternate seating in cinemas and restaurants with 50 percent seating capacity by mandating masks and sanitisers. However, all shops and commercial establishments should close by 9 pm.
In East and West Godavari districts, the night curfew will be enforced frok7 PM to 6 AM and the restrictions would be in place till the positivity rate drops below five percent.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that there were 35,325 active cases at present and 6,542 patients are being treated in hospitals. They said 5,364 people are being treated in COVID care centers and 23,419 are under home isolation. The officials added that the recovery rate has increased to 97.47 percent and positivity rate has decreased to 3.66 percent. They said the positivity rate was less than three percent in five districts and almost 93.40 percent of patients in Network hospitals were being treated under Aarogyasri scheme. The authorities stated that 3,670 black fungus cases were registered till date of which 295 persons died and 2,075 were discharged. With regard to vaccination, so far 1,28,84,202 people had been vaccinated, 96,25,316 have got single dose vaccination and 32,58,885 have completed the two-dose vaccination.
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, DGP Gautam Sawang, Covid Command and Control Chairman Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Covid Task Force Committee Chairman MT Krishnababu, Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Health Secretary M Ravi Chandra, Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, 104 call center incharge A Babu, APMSIDC VC and MD Vijayarama Raju and other officials were present.