Covid-19: Four more districts included in Category C; community kitchens to be restarted

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Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet meeting convened on Thursday headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan pointed out the need for the local bodies to strengthen their efforts in tackling the Covid-19 situation in the state. For this, a meeting would be held with concerned authorities from local bodies across the state.

Further, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki districts have been included in category C. Meantime, the Thiruvananthapuram district will continue in the C category and restrictions will follow. It is worth noting that no social, cultural, religious, political, or public events will be allowed in the C category. Theatres too are closed.

The decision was taken based on the recommendation of the Health Department.

Further, it has been decided that the functioning of the ‘Covid First-Line Treatment Center’ (CFLTC) should be made more effective.

The meeting has also agreed to restart the ‘community kitchen’ programme to ensure that everybody is hunger-free despite the restrictions. Earlier, the state had run the community kitchen as a joint effort of the Kudumbashree Mission and the local bodies during the nationwide lockdown to serve food three times a day to those in need.

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