Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday appealed people of the state for their cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus which has killed 16 in India and over 23,000 across the world.

While addressing the people, Jagan Reddy sent out a clear message to the people of Andhra Pradesh that the defaulters of the country-wide lockdown will not be spared.

“United we win, divided we lose. Time to unite and fight coronavirus,” Chief Minister Jagan Reddy said in a televised message.

YS Jaganmohan Reddy also thanked people, working tirelessly in the fight against Covid-19.

He particularly thanked village volunteers, surveying households and gathering data about foreign returnees, ASHA workers, ANMs, doctors, health workers, etc.

In a very firm voice, CM Jaganmohan Reddy reiterated that every single guideline issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be followed and strict action will be taken against those who do not.

“Overcrowding in market areas has been witnessed in the past four days, measures to make sure social distancing is maintained at all points have been taken and should be strictly implemented,” Jagan Reddy warned.

He added: “Making sure that all possible necessities are available in abundance is our duty and we will ensure that measures are taken for the same.”

The chief minister said that all the district collectors have been given strict orders to ensure citizens, who need food, water, accommodation, medication or any other necessity, get it soon after the distress call is made on unified number 1902.

Andhra Pradesh has so far traced more than 11,000 foreign returnees through its volunteer network. Four critical care hospitals have been set up in the state to take care of the coronavirus cases.

“Restrictions of travel have been out in place for a reason. I request people to stay where they are. This is temporary,” he said.

Jagan Reddy also cautioned people and reminded that state and country will not able to defeat coronavirus if propel do not limit themselves to their homes.

“Please stay where you are at this point in time,” Jagan Reddy said.

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