Andhra Pradesh lifts night curfew, announces penalty for those not wearing mask in public places


Andhra Pradesh has lifted the night curfew across the state which were imposed to restrict the spread of Covid-19. Also, the state government has imposed penalty for those caught without wearing in public places.

In a notice, the Andhra Pradesh government said, “Wearing of mask by all individuals in public places is mandatory and non-compliance shall attract a penalty of Rs 100. Mask should cover nose and mouth at all times.”

Establishments/ firms/ shops have been asked by the state government to maintain wearing of masks in their premises.

“Allowing any person without a mask into its premises, shall attract a penalty of Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 depending on the gravity of the offence,” the state government notification stated.

“If any gross violation occurs in the following Covid protocols in any market/ commercial establishment, such market/ establishment shall be closed for one or two days depending on the seriousness of the violation in order to promote compliance with Covid appropriate behavior,” the order read.

Andhra Pradesh health department on Monday informed that positive cases in the state have come down to 18,929, which was only 0.82 per cent of active Covid-19 cases. The daily positivity rate dropped to 5.45 per cent from 25.64 per cent. 

The week-on-week Covid-19 positivity rate in Andhra Pradesh declined to 5.45 per cent from 25.64 per cet. 

As many as 434 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. 


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