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Black Fungus under Arogya Sri; Lockdown extended

Monday, May 17, 2021 • Tamil Comments

With Black Fungus cases on the rise across India, governments are waking up to the threat posed by the infection in covid-recovered patients. The Government of India has already issued clinical guidelines to control the disease.

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On Monday afternoon, the Andhra Pradesh government announced that Black Fungus will be covered under Arogya Sri, the health insurance scheme.

Moreover, the Jaganmohan Reddy government said that financial help of Rs 10 lakh will be provided for kids whose parents succumb to coronavirus. A fixed deposit sum of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the orphaned child. A monthly interest of 5-6% will be earned by the FD.

The Chief Minister has also extended the lockdown till the end of May. "Four weeks of curfew is needed to break the chain," he said today.

Contrary to speculations, there is no change in the hours when everything can operate.

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