Strict restrictions in Kerala from Tuesday: know what’s allowed, what’s not

May 04 2021 03:10 PM
Strict restrictions in Kerala from Tuesday: know what’s allowed, what’s not

In the wake of the surge in coronavirus cases Kerala will go for stringent restrictions from Tuesday. The covid restrictions will continue for six days till Sunday. Anyone who will be found violating the rules will be punished under sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act. 

Kerala police chief Lokanath Behara on Monday directed all district police chiefs and station house officers to strictly enforce the Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the state. Meanwhile the state on Monday recorded 26,011 new Covid-19 cases, 45 deaths and 19,519 recoveries. The death toll stands at 5,450, while 13,13,109 patients have recovered so far.

Know here what's allowed and what's not during strict curbs:

*Employees of all central and state government offices and their autonomous bodies, corporations dealing with emergency and essential services should be allowed unrestricted movement with an ID proof on request.

*Internal work within the bank may be carried on till 2pm.

*Movements of public transport, goods carriage vehicles and private vehicles, autorickshaws and taxis to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminal/stops/stands/hospitals and healthcare centres are allowed.

*Weddings and housewarming ceremonies registered on Covid 19 Jagratha Portal are permitted strictly adhering to Covid protocols. Funerals with a maximum of 20 persons following Covid protocol are permitted.

*Neighbourhood shops dealing with medicines, newspapers, food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish will be allowed to function.

*Restaurants and eateries should be allowed only to cater to parcel and home delivery and should be closed by 9pm.

*Use of double masks and social distancing is mandatory at such markets.

*Those working in private firms will be asked to show their identification cards to police on the roads.

*Garments, jewellery and barber shops cannot function on these days.

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