Covid curbs not to be eased in Kerala; weekend lockdown to continue
Thiruvananthapuram: The government decided on Tuesday not to relax in the Covid restrictions enforced in the state and to continue the weekend lockdown. The decision comes after the Supreme Court criticized the government for easing the Covid curbs. The government was mulling withdrawal of weekend lockdown. But this decision was cancelled in the daily review meeting.
It was decided to continue the current Covid restrictions for one more week. The concessions which were earlier allowed for three days in view of Bakrid will end on Tuesday. The restrictions enforced previously will continue from Wednesday.
The supreme court had harshly criticized the state government’s decision to open all shops during the Bakrid festival season. The apex court also opined that the government should not have given in to the pressure from vendors as the Covid situation is not under control. The court observed that the permission granted to open the shops in places under D category was a serious issue.