Strict curbs in TVM; gyms, cinemas to remain shut

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Thiruvananthapuram: Strict restrictions will be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases. The district has been added to the ‘C category’ after the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals continued to rise. A decision in this regard was taken in the COVID-19 review meeting held here on Monday.

Eight districts including Kollam, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta are listed in the ‘B category’.

As the state capital is in the ‘C category’, no public gatherings including social, cultural, political and religious events will be allowed. Only 20 people will be allowed for weddings and funerals.

Gyms, cinema theatres and swimming pools will remain closed from Tuesday. Only students in the final semester UG/PG, standards 10 and 12 will have offline classes at the institutions. All other classes will switch online.

The government has banned all public functions in districts listed in the ‘B category’.Only 20 people will be allowed in private functions.

In districts added to ‘A category’, 50 people will be permitted at public programmes, weddings and funerals.

So far, Kasaragod and Kozhikode are not included in any category. It is examined that the number of hospital admissions is very low in both districts.

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