Temple city of Tirupati put beneath lockdown until August 5

Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, July 21

Andhra Pradesh Government has imposed a whole lockdown within the temple city of Tirupati till August 5 to stem the surge in COVID-19 instances.

The state authorities mentioned the Chittoor district administration would evaluate the choice after August 5.

The administration has, nonetheless, exempted pilgrims continuing to the well-known hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at close by Tirumala from the lockdown even if many individuals linked with Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, which runs the administration of the temple, have examined constructive for COVID-19.

Srinivasa Murthy Deekshitulu, a former head priest of the temple, died as a consequence of coronavirus at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) right here on Monday, although he was not performing energetic obligation on the temple.

Andhra Pradesh has seen rises of 4,944 new instances up to now 24 hours, taking the full variety of reported instances within the state to 58,668. Of this, 32,336 are nonetheless energetic.

Out of 5323 instances in Chittoor district, about 1,700 are within the Tirupati company space. Grocers have been permitted to open between 6 am and 10 am every day, however all industrial institutions will stay closed in the course of the lockdown, District Collector Bharat Narayan Gupta informed reporters right here, including public could be allowed to buy home wants solely in the course of the four-hour window.

Medical and milk outlets can perform all through the day. Essentials providers could be exempted from the purview of lockdown.

The lockdown will come into impact instantly.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa introduced his authorities was not prolonged lockdown however urged the folks within the state to comply with COVID-19 tips of carrying masks and sustaining bodily distance.


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