Andhra Pradesh on Monday, has decided to extend the partial curfew, currently in place across the state, till the month end.
The move comes following a review meeting that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held with ministers and senior officials.
During the review meet, the chief minister opined that while the partial curfew is in effect since ten days, tangible results can be expected only if it is imposed for four weeks.
The government had imposed a 14-day partial curfew from May 5, aiming to control the pandemic spread in the state. While the current curfew period was due to end on May 18, spiralling COVID cases have forced the government to rethink the matter.
Meanwhile, for the past several days, on average, the state has been reporting around 20,000 covid cases everyday, with the all-time daily high of 24,171 cases on Sunday.