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Andhra Pradesh local body elections postponed for six weeks

ANI
Published Mar 15, 2020, 12:26 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2020, 12:27 pm IST
New dates for the polls will be finalised after normalcy is restored in the state
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Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Election Commission on Sunday announced that the local body elections have been postponed for six week in the wake of Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

According to the state election commissioner, N Ramesh Kumar, the new dates for the polls will be finalised after normalcy is restored in the state.

 

Asserting that the decision had been taken after a high-level review of the situation, Kumar also mentioned that the process of election will not be cancelled.

Notably, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 93, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today.

So far, two deaths due to the Covid-19 have been reported in the country.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries, infecting over 1,30,000 people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.

 

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