Thiruvananthapuram: The swearing-in ceremony of the new LDF government under Pinarayi Vijayan will be held on May 20 at the central stadium here. It is hinted that the number of attendees to the function will be reduced. Only those who are necessary for the event will be invited in the wake of COVID-19.
Earlier, LDF planned to allow 750 people for the ceremony. As the COVID surge continues to hit the state, a decision was taken to conduct the ceremony in a low-key manner.
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the districts where triple lockdown is imposed to curb the COVID spread.
As COVID cases are increasing at an alarming rate in the state, there is growing demand to avoid giving relaxations in the COVID protocol for the ceremony.
IMA, the association of doctors, also urged the government to conduct the swearing-in on a virtual platform.