Kerala under lockdown from today; know these restrictions
Thiruvananthapuram: The state will move to more strict restrictions as a lockdown has been announced in Kerala in the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. Stringent action will be taken against those who violate the lockdown restrictions. However, essential services will be ensured during the lockdown.
Bars will not be functioning. Though beverages shops will function, timing will be rescheduled.
People will not be allowed to sit in restaurants to have food. But home delivery is allowed.
People can go out to buy essentials, but they should not go in groups. Those who go out should maintain at a safe physical distance.
Hospitals will function as usual.
Proper safety measures will be implemented in government offices and their smooth functioning will be ensured.
All rituals in temples attended by many devotees will be stopped.
Collectors will take action to ensure smooth supply of essential services like water, electricity, telecom, food and medicines for the public.
Local bodies should pass the budget before March 31.
Micro-finance and private companies are asked to stop collecting money from the public for two months.
No crowd can be allowed at any cost. If an uncontrolled mob is seen anywhere, section 144 will be imposed there.
Banks will function till 2 pm. The time of cooperative societies has been rescheduled.
Ensure to reduce the number of staff present in government offices. Employees required for the smooth running only need to be present.
The number of staff and working time of private companies also will be restricted.
IT companies also should reduce the number of staff. The employees should be allowed to work from home.
In Kasaragod, people will be arrested if they unnecessarily step out of the house. Police will take more stringent action in the district as the disease spreading is more here. Strict monitoring and other interventions have been enforced in Kasaragod.