Complete lockdown in Malappuram on Sundays
Malappuram: In view of the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, restrictions in the district will be strengthened in the coming days. A meeting of District Disaster Management Authority presided by district collector K Gopalakrishnan, here on Tuesday, took the decision to observe total lockdown in the district on all Sundays from August 16.
Weddings, funerals, medical emergencies, medical stores and petrol pumps are exempted from the lockdown.
A maximum number of 20 people will be allowed in wedding and funeral related ceremonies.
Social distancing should be strictly maintained in private clinics and hospitals. Doctors must ensure that more patients are not visiting the clinics or hospitals at a time. For this purpose, consulting time should be allowed with a pre-booked token facility. The authorities will take action to close down the clinics which violate social distancing norms.
Special markings should be made in private hospitals, clinics and shops as part of ensuring social distancing. Mask and sanitizer must be strictly used in these places.
Pregnant women, children below 10 years, and adults above 65 years should not go outside except for medical emergencies. People are advised to completely avoid visiting elderly and other critical patients in neighbouring houses.
The meeting also decided to develop more treatment facilities examining the increase in COVID positive cases in the district. Facilities for COVID-19 test will be arranged in Thenhipalam CFLTC.
On Thursday, CFLTC with 120 beds and ICU to treat 13 patients was opened at Perinthalmanna MES Arts College.
EMS nursing hostel which was converted as COVID hospital with 100 beds will be operational from Wednesday.
CFLTC opened at Nilambur IGMR hostel will start accommodating patients from Wednesday. If necessary, this CFLTC will be converted as COVID hospital.
One block of Tiruranagadi taluk hospital will be used for COVID screening. Treatment facilities will be arranged in another block here.
It is reported that Palemadu Vivekananda school will be converted as CFLTC. More treatment centres will be opened in the district as government ordered to increase COVID treatmet facilities in Malappuram.