Covid-19 norms went for a toss during the Pidakala war in Andhra's Kurnool district. Incident comes amid a steep surge in coronavirus cases across several states. Thousands of people flocked to celebrate New Year, Ugadi in Kairuppala village. Villagers were seen hurling cow dung cakes at each other as part of celebrations. The crowd displayed no regard to wearing face masks or social distancing. Andhra Pradesh has witnessed a steady rise in fresh Covid cases over the last few weeks. It recorded over 4,220 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily count in six months.
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Amid COVID-19 scare, scores of people participated in 'Pidakala War' in AP's Kurnool. COVID precautionary measures were ignored during the war in Kairuppala village. With no mask and no social distancing, people organised 'Pidakala War'. The cow dung cakes were hurled by two sides at each other on the next day of Ugadi in the war.
Around 3 people were killed after a truck rammed into a parked tractor-trolley in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district. Atleast 17 got injured during the mishap. The incident occurred near Buttayigudem Village in West Godavari district on March 07. The injured have been admitted to Eluru Government Hospital for medical treatment.
The population of donkeys decreasing in a drastic manner in Andhra Pradesh allegedly due to illegal slaughtering of the animal. Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry Department of Andhra Pradesh said, "From 10,161 in 2012 to 4,678 in 2019, a vast decline in donkeys' population in last 4-5 years due to illegal slaughtering and misconceptions like donkey meat cures aphrodisiac. People should know that under FSSAI, donkey consumption is illegal. The maximum complaints of illegal slaughtering of donkeys have been received from districts of Prakasam, Krishna, West Godavari, and Guntur."