Andhra Pradesh takes in those okay with quarantine

By Author  |  Published: 26th Mar 2020  9:13 pm

Amaravati: Hundreds of people were denied entry into Andhra Pradesh at various checkpoints bordering Telangana on Thursday as authorities refused to ease the restrictions.

A few who agreed to go into quarantine were, however, permitted to cross the inter-State border at Garikapadu even as DGP D G Sawang asserted that nobody would be allowed to enter in violation of prohibitory orders. Those unwilling to take the quarantine were asked to go back.

Guntur Joint Collector Dinesh Kumar said several people who came from Hyderabad were sent back from two border checkpoints in the district.

People were still coming. We were announcing a mass quarantine for those willing to stay for 15 days, Dinesh said.

Nalgonda district in Telangana borders Guntur and Krishna districts of AP on different routes. On the other hand, people proceeding towards Kurnool in AP too faced a blockade on the border with Telangana at Mahbubnagar.

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