Coronavirus: AP cases at 405, citing financial distress, CM Jagan opposes Lockdown

Andhra Pradesh registered 24 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the 11th of April, taking the positive COVID-19 cases to 405. Six people have died from the virus so far.

Of the 24 new cases, 17 are from Guntur, five from Kurnool, one each from Prakasam, and Kadapa districts. Kurnool remains the district with the highest number of cases with the total tally at 82, while Guntur stood second with 75 cases, followed by Nellore at 48.

While those who are classified as either cured or discharged stand at 11, 388 coronavirus cases are active. As per the official numbers, 6958 samples were tested so far, and 6553 of the results were negative.

AP CM presents a case against continuing full lockdown

AP CM Jagan speaks during PM Modi’s video conference on the 11th of April © AP CMO

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S.Jagan opposed the continuation of a full lockdown and presented the state’s economic woes as his primary concern.

Pointing out that this could be a lasting situation, he highlighted the need for relaxation in some sectors. Paying salaries to Government employees would not be possible with the financial distress caused by the lockdown, CM said. However, he concluded that he would abide by the Prime Minister’s directions.

You may want to read Telangana’s coronavirus update for April 11th, 2020

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