Andhra Pradesh Lockdown: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday relaxed curfew in 8 districts of the state where the COVID positivity rate is less than 5 percent from 6 AM to 9 PM. According to the latest guidelines issued by the government the liquor shops, restaurants, and other shops will be closed from 9 pm. The curfew in the state will continue from 9 pm to 6 am. However, a grace period of one hour would be given for the closure of shops and business establishments, including restaurants.Also Read - Centre Urges States to Impose Lockdown-like Restrictions in Districts Reporting Positivity Rate Above 10%

It is important to note that the relaxation will be in effect from July 1-7. However, Curfew relaxation will not be in East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor, and Prakasam districts. There Curfew relaxation will be from 6 AM to 6 PM only, notified the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). Also Read - Andhra Pradesh Lockdown: Night Curfew Extended Till Aug 14, Action Will be Taken Against Violators

An official release from the chief minister’s office also said the lockdown, which is presently in force from 6pm to 6am the following day, would be relaxed by three more hours in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Guntur, Nellore, Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool. Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here

“A decision on further relaxation of lockdown in these districts would be taken after reviewing the Covid-19 situation after July 7,” the CMO release said.

On Sunday, Andhra Pradesh reported 4,250 Covid cases, taking the state’s tally to 1,879,872. There were 33 deaths in the state on Sunday, taking the total number of Covid fatalities to 12,599. At present, there are 44,773 active cases in the state.