Andhra Pradesh government today dismissed the reports by a section media that the inter-state check-posts between Andhra and Telangana have been removed as per the directive from the center. A clarification has been issued by MT Krishna Babu, principal secretary T &RB and nodal officer, state COVID-19 control room. Here is the unedited statement:
“It is seen that some of the News channels are showing that the inter-State border checkpoints (between Andhra and Telangana) are being removed from tomorrow. The news is not correct. The entry at border check-posts will be governed as per COVID-19 order 55.
In view of the sharp rise in the positive cases the entry at inter-State check-posts, railway Stations, domestic airports will be regulated for some more time. All the people desirous of coming to AP have to necessarily register on the Spandana website. They will be registered at the above points and tests will be conducted as per the protocol given by the health department. The persons coming from high infection 6 states will be institutionally quarantined for 7 days. All the people are requested to note the above before planning their visit to AP.
Govt of Telangana is yet to give permission for the inter-State bus movement. The APSRTC is ready to run the buses point to point to Districts from Hyderabad once the permission is received from Govt of Telangana.”
-Krishna Babu. IAS
Principal Secretary, (TR&B)
Nodal Officer. State control room.