Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday logged 43 fresh COVID-19 deaths, a new single day high, taking the overall toll past 400 mark. Another 1,916 fresh infections took the coronavirus aggregate tally to 33,019, of them 15,144 being active cases, according to the latest bulletin.
Meanwhile, around 700 outsourced employees of Telangana’s Gandhi General Hospital including sanitation workers, security guards, and those in patient care boycotted their duties to stage a day-long protest at the hospital Tuesday.
Also, Telangana’s Government Doctors Association has threatened to go on strike in the coming days if their demand for implementation of UGC revised pay scales of 2016 is not considered immediately. Starting Wednesday, senior doctors at the Gandhi hospital will wear black badges for a week to mark their protest.
Telangana continues to experience a surge in coronavirus cases with 1,550 new cases and nine deaths being reported on Monday, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 36,221 and deaths to 365. The Andhra Pradesh government has categorised Telangana and Karnataka as “high-risk” states as it issued fresh guidelines for quarantine of people coming into the state from various parts of the country and also abroad as part of measures to fight COVID-19. As many as 661 people who came from Telangana and 81 from Karnataka to AP after Unlock 1.0 tested positive for coronavirus, adding to the 31,103 cases registered in the state so far, reported PTI.