Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said odd-even system for vehicles will be implemented in the state after April 20 in districts with partial restrictions. Also, the concession will be given to vehicles driven by women. 

Kerala, on Thursday, reported seven new COVID-19 cases, but 27 more patients recovered, according to official estimates.

At 147 active patients and 245 recoveries, the positive cases are now as low as 38% of the total 394 cases in the state, as the virus infection curve continues to drastically decline.

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Kerala reported India's first COVID-19 case in January-end and for the last eight days, the state has been reporting more recoveries than fresh cases. Unlike other states, its death rate has been unusually low— at 0.51%— only two people have died in the state so far.

The government will seek the Centre's permission to club the state's districts in four zones: 

The first zone: The districts with the maximum number of COVID-19 cases of Kasargod, Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikode-will be combined to make the first zone.

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Second zone: Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Kollam will be included.

Third zone: Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Wayanad districts will be included.

Fourth zone: Kottayam and Idukki with no COVID-19 cases will be included.