In a notification to all medical shops and pharmacies, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has expressed caution regarding customers purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for fever, cold and cough advising the pharmacies that such customers could be potential COVID-19 positive patients
In its advisories the state government has asked medical shops to beware of such patients and to note down their name, address and phone numbers since they could be either showing symptoms of COVID-19 or hiding disclosure to the government to avoid the 14-day mandatory quarantine. This comes after officials reported that they have been receiving numerous reports of people purchasing medicines like paracetamol to suppress fever, cold and cough, which could potentially be symptoms of Coronavirus.
Andhra Dy CM Accuses Naidu Of Politicising COVID 19.
Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas stated that former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chandrababu Naidu is politicising issues related to Coronavirus, “which is inhumane”. He also criticized other members of the party for indulging in politics amid the crisis. Calling his allegations “baseless”, he accused Naidu of “acting vindictively” against people of the state who had defeated him in the assembly elections.
“Even without seeing the (quarentine) centre, TDP chief is making baseless allegations,” he said, adding that claimed Naidu was “adding” to people’s fears of Coronavirus.