Rs 100 fine for not wearing a mask
Social distancing must in theatres,etc.
Sufficient oxygen available
Amaravati, April 19:
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday took a crucial decision in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases and ordered the closure of all schools including the hostels and coaching centers students of classes 1 to 9 across the State from Tuesday. However, the examinations for Class 10 and Intermediate students will be held as scheduled strictly following the COVID-19 protocol.
During a high-level review meeting with officials regarding the Covid situation in the state, the Chief Minister emphasized that wearing masks should be made mandatory and a fine of Rs 100 must be levied on all those violating the norms. Further, he stressed maintaining physical distance in cinema halls, function halls, convention centers, and hotels, where a seat must be left vacant between every two seats in theaters similarly leaving a six- feet distance between two chairs in function halls and hotels. He also directed the officials to focus on creating more awareness about the 104 number services, like Covid-19 related queries, ensuring beds and treatment for patients and ambulance services.
The Chief Minister instructed the authorities to equip all the hospitals with all the necessary medical infrastructure and ensure good medical facilities, access to doctors, and proper sanitation are in place. He told the officials to see that the State share of oxygen supply from the Visakha plant is properly supplied and focus on setting up oxygen production centers if necessary.
The officials informed that there were 26,446 oxygen beds in 146 hospitals across the state, with a requirement of 347 kiloliters of oxygen a day. The state had the capacity to store 577 kiloliters of oxygen, which was enough for one and a half days .
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to track the primary contacts of those who have been diagnosed with Covid and also increase the testings. He also ordered the officials to use the volunteer’s survey in villages and wards and test immediately if anyone is suffering from fever, or if any such symptoms appear.
Deputy CM Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh, DGP Gautam Sawang, Medical Health Chief Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, Transport Chief Secretary MT Krishnababu, Health Principal Secretary M Ravichandra, Principal Secretary of School Education Buditi Rajasekhar, and other senior officials were present in the review meeting.