Kollam:  A Congress leader and five other party workers have been arrested for allegedly violating the lockdown protocol by arriving at the district collector's office to submit a memorandum.

Bindhu Krishna, the Kollam district Congress Committee president, along with five others, were arrested while arriving at the collector's office to submit a memorandum seeking intervention in matters related to non-resident Keralites.

"We arrested her and five others for violating the lockdown protocol," police said.

As per the lockdown norms, a gathering of five or more persons has been banned.

However, Krishna claimed that she and other party workers followed the lockdown guidelines and maintained social distancing while they went to submit the memorandum.

Meanwhile, Kerala on Monday reported six new COVID-19 patients and 21 more recoveries, as the state continues to move past flattening the curve. Out of 408 total recorded cases, 292 have recovered so far and 114 active patients continue to be in hospitals.