Kerala Lockdown latest update: Curfew, tough restrictions in parts of state; CM hints total lockdown

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Updated: Jul 23, 2020 4:58 PM

Kerala lockdown, Aluva curfew, Ernakulam COVID news: A curfew has been enforced in the Ernakulam's Aluva region starting from July 22 night. Similar curfew has been imposed in Aluva Municipality and six panchayats.

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Kerala lockdown, Aluva curfew, Ernakulam COVID news: Curfew and lockdown like curbs have been enforced in Aluva and Ernakulam in the state. While Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has already said that his governemnt would consider a state-wide total lockdown, the Cabinet today decided to hold a discussion in this matter during the special session over Coronavirus situation on Monday. The development takes place as there has been a surge in coronavirus cases. Kerala has recorded 1,038 new coronavirus cases. So far, this is the highest daily hike and for the first time, daily cases cross 1000-mark. In Kerala, there are 15,032 confirmed coronavirus cases, 8,818 active cases, 6,162 have been recovered and 45 COVID 19 related deaths. Out of the 1,038, state capital Thiruvananthapuram had 226 COVID19 cases. Kerala is growing at a rate of 6.9 per cent per day.

Earlier, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the state government had previously implemented a complete lockdown in the state. He said that his administration is aware of complete lockdown. “I think we will have to consider it,” the Kerala CM said.

A curfew has been enforced in the Ernakulam’s Aluva region starting from July 22 night. Similar curfew has been imposed in Aluva Municipality and six panchayats. The District Collector has issued the curfew notification.

As per the notification, only essential activities are allowed in containment zones.

People have asked to stay indoors. Public movements other than emergency services in the containment zones have been strictly prohibited.

Within the containment zones, all public examinations in academic institutions have been canceled.

Government offices are closed. However, CNG, LPG, PNG are allowed to open.

Banks have been asked to operate with 50 per cent of staff from 10 am to 2 pm. ATMs are allowed to function.

Post offices are allowed to open with bare minimum staff. However, customers are not allowed the enter inside of Post Offices.

All transport services except for medical emergencies have been canceled.

People are allowed to go to the airport and railway stations.

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