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Complete lockdown in Andhra Pradesh's Machilipatnam from Aug 3 to 9

A complete lockdown will be in place in Machilipatnam from August 3-9 in order to contain the further spread of COVID-19, Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) NSK Khajvalli said on Sunday. Speaking to reporters here, he said there were numerous COVID-19 cases in the Machilipatnam revenue division. 

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Amaravati Published on: August 02, 2020 17:30 IST
Complete lockdown in Andhra Pradesh's Machilipatnam from Aug 3 to 9
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Complete lockdown in Andhra Pradesh's Machilipatnam from Aug 3 to 9

A complete lockdown will be in place in Machilipatnam from August 3-9 in order to contain the further spread of COVID-19, Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) NSK Khajvalli said on Sunday. Speaking to reporters here, he said there were numerous COVID-19 cases in the Machilipatnam revenue division.

"So, we have decided on imposing the week-long full lockdown in Machilipatnam constituency and Challapalli and Nagayalanka mandals from August 3-9," he said. He urged the public not to step out of their houses unless there is an emergency.

People can shop for essential commodities between 6 am and 9 am. He said a decision has been taken to ramp up testing of asymptomatic and suspected COVID-19 patients with the help of ward/village volunteers.

The RDO said 250 beds would be arranged at the district government hospital here along with a triage centre. Besides, he said, four additional ambulances would be added to the existing fleet and private school buses would be utilised for sample collection in rural areas. 

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