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HYDERABAD: Two people tested positive for covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, taking the total number of patients in the state to 23.

Travel history of the latest patients is being tracked. A 65-year-old patient with travel history to Madina in Saudi Arabia has tested negative twice for the virus.

The AP government has directed all medical colleges and private hospitals to keep all resources and manpower at their disposal. District collectors have been asked to set up district level teleconsultation facilities to engage specialist doctors and clinicians to operate facilities.

On Sunday, two new cases of covid-19 were reported and six new people had tested positive on 28 March. The state government has reduced the time for the public to go out and purchase essentials by two hours -- 6 am to 11 am -- against the earlier 6 am to 1 pm

In neighbouring Telangana, chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday announced 500 cash and 12 kilograms of rice for every migrant in the state. Three more people tested positive for the virus in the state on Sunday, taking the total number of those infected to 70. In a silver lining, 11 infected persons have now tested negative and will be released soon, KCR added.

“No person shall starve in Telangana. Please do not worry about your food and stay or medical supplies. You have come here to serve us and are our state development partners. Live peacefully here and don’t worry about going back. No matter how much we have to spend, we will do it," KCR said, while briefing the media about developments regarding covid-19 on Sunday at his camp office in Hyderabad.

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