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Kerala Announces Covid Curbs; Shopping centers, movie theaters, gyms to stay closed





Kerala Announces Covid Curbs;  Shopping centers, movie theaters, gyms to stay closed
Kerala Announces Covid Curbs; Shopping centers, movie theaters, gyms to stay closed

Kerala: Control rooms will be set up in all districts to help migrant workers (File)

Thiruvananthapuram:

The Kerala government announced strict measures to contain the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak and has ordered that movie theaters, shopping malls, gyms, sports complexes, swimming pools and bars in the state remain closed indefinitely. The Pinarayi Vijayan government has said that all social, political, cultural and religious gatherings will also remain prohibited until further notice.

The government said only essential and emergency services are allowed on Saturdays and Sundays. It said Saturday will remain a holiday for all government officials until further notice.

Weddings must be completed within 2 hours with no more than 50 guests. Only 20 people are admitted to funerals.

Shops and restaurants are closed at 7:30 PM, but home delivery can continue until 9:00 PM.

“All stores / restaurants should keep interaction with customers to a minimum… Only an absolute minimum of time in stores is allowed for customers. Takeaway and home delivery can be encouraged, ”the statement added.


Control rooms will be set up in all districts to assist migrant workers.

Religious places remain open. However, no more than 50 people may be present in the buildings of religious sites at a time.

By May 2, all voting officers must either have been vaccinated with both doses or carry Covid negative certificates no older than 72 hours.

All farming, industry and construction activities are allowed with Covid appropriate behavior.

India has been recording more than three lakh cases of coronavirus per day for several days amid the rapid second wave of infections. On Monday, it reported 3.52 lakh new cases and more than 2,800 deaths in 24 hours.

Kerala, which today reported 21,890 Covid cases and 28 deaths, is one of the hardest hit states.

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