In view of spiraling Covid-19 cases in the city, partial restrictions are back in Visakhapatnam. The police have imposed restrictions on the movement of people, including walkers and joggers, on Beach Road from Thursday.
The police also made an announcement through the public addressing system Wednesday that walkers will not be allowed from Thursday and asked them to desist from visiting Beach Road. They said there were curbs on the movement of people in groups comprising 10 or more. The police have also stepped up mask enforcement drives across the city. Ishmentes
Initially, penalties were imposed on those who were driving vehicles without masks. Later all residents were asked to wear face masks in all public places. Meanwhile, a voluntary lockdown was being observed in Vizianagaram following a decision taken by the Vizianagaram Chamber of Commerce. Shops and establishments were advised to open between 9 am to 6 pm in view of increasing Covid-19 cases in the district.
Chamber President K Sitarama Murthy said they asked all trade bodies, associations and vendors about the decision taken in the interest of the people. He said the chamber urged the traders and associations to voluntarily close their shops for which they received an
In Visakhapatnam Agency, a voluntary lockdown was enforced on Tuesday in Araku Valley. The voluntary lockdown received a good response as people were coming forward on their own to follow the guidelines, according to JAC members.