COVID-19: Unlock-2 comes into force from Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram: Accepting the central guidelines for the second phase of unlock, Kerala issued an order including easing lockdown restrictions. The Centre had directed not to ask for pass or permit for inter-state travelling. Though this was accepted, Kerala will continue the condition to register on the Jagratha portal to enter into the state.
The order issued by Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta says that strict lockdown will continue in containment zones till July 31. The collectors will be free to take actions against disease transmission in these areas. The review meeting to be held on Wednesday will discuss the registration through Jagratha portal.
- Training institutes of both central and state governments will open from July 15 onwards and special directions will be issued for this purpose.
- School, colleges and educational training centres will remain shut.
- International flight journey, metro rail service, movie theatre, gym, swimming pools, park, bar, auditorium and religious, political, arts and sports events etc will be allowed as per Centre's directions only.
- Curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will continue. Legal actions including imposing section 144 can be taken in order to ensure curfew is implemented properly.
- Factories, goods movement and traffic will be allowed.
- No travelling allowed in containment zones except for emergency services and health related causes.
Restrictions in buffer zones
- The district administration can notify buffer zones which are areas where disease transmission is likely to occur outside containment zones.
- People aged above 65 years, children below 10 years, pregnant women and patients with critical illnesses should remain indoors.