Amaravati/Hyderabad: March 20: Andhra Pradesh government has ordered the closure of cinema halls, malls and major places of worship in the state till March 31, to avoid large gatherings as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus. All educational institutions in the state were already ordered to shut down.
The announcement came in the wake of the second positive case of COVID-19 in the state coming to light. A 24-year-old man who had recently returned to Ongole on March 15, from London, tested positive for coronavirus, the government announced on Thursday morning. Earlier, a man in Nellore town who had returned from Italy on March 6, had tested positive.