hyderabad, hyderabad coronavirus news, andhra pradesh, andhra pradesh coronavirus, telangana, telangana news Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao Wednesday instructed the police department to release prisoners with good conduct on Independence Day. (File)

In Andhra, Visakhapatnam saw a massive spurt in the last 24 hours ending at 9 AM, reporting 1,049 cases, while East Godavari district added another 891, followed by Guntur with 842.

An MLA of the ruling YSR Congress tested positive for coronavirus in Guntur district.

In all, seven legislators tested positive for the virus in the state so far. Guntur also registered 15 COVID-19 deaths in a day, the highest in the state so far, followed by 10 in Krishna and eight in West Godavari, news agency PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday instructed the police department to release prisoners with good conduct on the occasion of this year’s Independence Day.

He asked the department to prepare a list for the purpose, an official release said.

Rao, who held a meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M Mahendar Reddy and other officials here, examined the guidelines pertaining to the release of the prisoners, it added.


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