IndiaRise in Kovid cases: Complete lockdown in the state today and tomorrow

Rise in Kovid cases: Complete lockdown in the state today and tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram: With the highest number of Covid cases being reported in the country being reported in Kerala, the weekend lockdown came with strict restrictions. Only essential services and shops selling essentials are allowed. Kerala Books and Publication Society has been given permission to operate due to textbook printing.

Discount from Monday

Meanwhile, there will be relaxations in restrictions after Saturday and Sunday. Restrictions based on the confirmation rate will also continue to be waived. At the Covid review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, it was decided to strengthen control by turning the areas with more patients into separate clusters.

An alternative to lockdown

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had made it clear that it would not be possible to proceed in this manner for a long time as the Covid-19 restrictions were affecting the people. The CM also directed to find alternatives to the restrictions. The CM said at the high-level review meeting that an alternative proposal on the closure should be put forward by Wednesday.

Based on TPR

Doubts remain as to whether concessions based on the TPR should continue and whether such restrictions are unscientific. However, it was decided last week to maintain control on the basis of TPR itself. The government’s move is to give more power to district collectors and regulate them at the local level.

Micro Containment Zones

Control will be strengthened by declaring microcontinental zones based on the areas where the clusters come from. The CM also said that it should not be a problem for tourists. The Chief Minister has tightened his grip on the state as Covid restrictions reach its third month. The reason for the stricter recommendations is that despite the restrictions, Covid cases have not decreased. There is strong opposition to the lockdown from the public and traders. Doubts are strong as to whether there will be exemptions in this case.