Quarantine must for all interstate entrants: AP DGP

Amaravati, March 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh DGP Gautam Sawang said on Thursday that any individual crossing over the border into the state will be mandatorily subjected to 14-day quarantine.

Speaking on Thursday to the media, Sawang stated that since Wednesday, there have been attempts by many people to enter the state from neighbouring Telangana.

With reports continuing to come in, of people belonging to Andhra Pradesh converging at various points along the interstate border with Telangana, the AP top cop maintained that nobody will be allowed to contravene the lockdown regulations in place.

On Wednesday night, the AP-Telangana border had witnessed tense scenes after a few hundred people, mostly students, armed with permission letters issued by Telangana Police, had tried to return to their homes in Andhra Pradesh.

However the AP Police had stopped their entry leading to tension for a couple of hours. Following the two state governments’ intervention, the students were allowed to cross over to Andhra Pradesh where the AP Police took them to an isolation centre for observation.

The AP government had earlier announced that people from outside would not be allowed entry into the state during the lockdown period. However, with many Paying Guest (PG) and working people’s hostels in Hyderabad shutting down to the COVID-19 lockdown, people staying in these places were forced to return to their hometowns in Andhra Pradesh.

–IANS

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