Thiruvananthapuram: Mayor K. Sreekumar stated that complete lockdown in the capital city would not be extended even though the COVID-19 transmission is severe. The Mayor also informed that once the lockdown ends, restrictions will be continued in containment zones only.
The pandemic, which is intensifying in rural, urban and coastal areas in Thiruvananthapuram, was reported in tribal areas also. However, the complete lockdown implemented in the city ends on Tuesday. Mayor Sreekumar informed that the complete lockdown will be implemented only in coastal areas and containment zones where triple lockdown has been imposed.
“There is no need to shut the city completely. The triple lockdown will continue in places where disease transmission rate is very high. Measures to stop disease transmission will be continued in other places,” he said.
The corporation has decided to stick with the concept of avoiding crowd gatherings and reducing community transmission rate, the Mayor added.
In places where disease transmission is low, the district administration will decide which commercial establishments and offices can be opened. This is besides the shops and establishments which are allowed to remain open already.
“The government direction is important in opening hotels and starting public transportation. The guidelines in this regard will be issued in the coming days,” the Mayor informed.