In a scenario which raised concerns over the relaxed lockdown norms, Andhra Pradesh has been recording not less than 40 positive cases from the past few days. Though the state government stood as an example for many states in the number of testings done per day, the rising number of cases stood as the new challenge to the health authorities.
Adding further complications, Andhra Pradesh health department is now in a new fix with the foreign returnees who have arrived in the state after lockdown relaxations. According to numbers issued by the health authorities on Tuesday, the state recorded 99 new positive cases, out of which 45 patients were foreign returnees.
This turned into a new challenge for the government which has been arranging transportation for stranded migrants, tourists, pilgrims and students across the country. While most of the returnees are from Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, inter-state passengers also turned into a threat. It can be noted how the Koyambedu market impacted the number of cases in Chittoor and Nellore districts.
Despite continuous efforts of the officials, cases related to Koyambedu are emerging with every passing day. On this note, the state government was said to ramp up the strategies to mitigate the threat from foreign and interstate returnees. However, the recovery rate of 67.35 per cent in Andhra Pradesh is better than 41.61 per cent at the national level.