Tamil Nadu builds walls at Andhra border to block vehicular movement amid lockdown

Tamil Nadu builds walls at Andhra border to block vehicular movement amid lockdown

The Tamil Nadu government has raised walls across roads bordering Andhra Pradesh to stop the movement of vehicles amid coronavirus lockdown in the country.

The walls, built to a height of up to 7-ft, have been raised at two key entry and exit points on the Chittoor-Ponni-Chennai road and Chittoor-Gudiyatham road in Chittoor district.

The decision to raise the walls at the Andhra border was taken to regulate the movement of vehicles in the wake of the second phase of lockdown.

The central and state governments have already imposed restrictions on the border areas and no vehicular movement is allowed excluding essential services.

Sources in the government told India Today that the step was taken in accordance with the law to prevent any further surge in coronavirus cases.

Both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported over a thousand cases of coronavirus till now. While as many as 1,885 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh tally stands at 1,097.

The number of recovered Covid-19 patients had crossed the 1,000 marks in Tamil Nadu on Sunday after as many as 60 people were discharged from various hospitals in the state.

The spurt in coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, continues. However, 231 coronavirus patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals in different districts so far.