Kerala goes into complete lockdown from today till May 16, check what's allowed and what's not
Essential services will be allowed to operate freely in the state during the lockdown.
The newly-elected government in Kerala has imposed lockdown from 6 am on May 8 till May 16 as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state amid the second wave.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday the state will go into lockdown from May 8-May 16. Kerala is one of the worst affected states due to Covid-19.
"The entire state of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6 am on May 8-16. This is in the background of a strong second wave of COVID-19," Vijayan said in a tweet.
Essential services will be allowed to operate freely in the state during the lockdown. Also besides state government agencies like Consumerfed and Supplyco, political parties, NGOs, Overseas Malayalee Associations registered abroad and private agencies will be allowed to function as relief agencies.
Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sectors such as dispensaries, chemists and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances etc. will continue to remain functional. The transportation for all medical personnel, nurses, para medical staff, other hospital services be permitted.
Shops including ration shops (under PDS) dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish, animal fodder, poultry and cattle feed, bakeries. However, district authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimise the movement of individuals outside their homes. All shops shall be closed by 7:30 pm.
Offices of Government of India and public corporations shall remain closed. Industrial establishments will remain closed.
All roadways and waterways transport services will remain suspended, except for those involved in work of essential services.
Hospitality services to remain suspended.
All educational, training, research, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed. All places of worship shall be closed for public.
All social /political /sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious gatherings shall be barred.
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