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COVID-19: Vijayawada to go into lockdown from June 26

With the cases of COVID-19 rising, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district will be under complete lockdown for seven days beginning June 26th. The decision has been made in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in parts of the district.
 
According to Krishna District collector Mohammed Imtiaz, only essential services will be allowed in Vijayawada between June 26 and July 2.
 
Stating that there was no need to panic-buy supplies, the Collector urged residents of Vijayawada to purchase only essentials needed for a week before June 26. 
Meanwhile, the State has witnessed eight new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike so far. The toll has gone up to 119 as three deaths occurred in each of Krishna and Kurnool and one each in Guntur and Kadapa. 
 
In the past five days, 27 deaths were reported, and Krishna continued to register the highest deaths at 40, 37% of the total COVID deaths in the State with a mortality rate of 3.7% highest in the State and more than double of it. Kurnool with 38 deaths amounts to 32% of the State’s toll.
 
Meanwhile, the State reported 462 new cases after 20,639 samples were tested during the past 24 hours. Of the total, 407 fresh cases are of locals. The overall tally mounted to 9,834, including 7,858 local cases, and 4,592 patients have recovered leaving 5,123 active patients.
 
Here’s how the district-wise cases are: Kurnool (1407), Krishna (1096), Anantapur (938), Guntur (852), East Godavari (706), West Godavari (635), Chittoor (617), Nellore (484), Kadapa (454), Visakhapatnam (326), Prakasam (172), Vizianagaram (91) and Srikakulam (60).
 
While Vijayawada is set to enter lockdown again, a similar decision was made by the Assam government. According to an order, a total lockdown came into effect in 11 wards of Guwahati from June 23. This lockdown will continue until further orders, said the Assam government. 
On the other hand, India recorded more than 1 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the past seven days as daily count touched another record high of 15,600 cases as the death toll spiked to 466. 

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