State govt revokes lockdown relaxation for barber shops, hotels after warning from Centre


The Home Secretary wrote a letter to the state seeking explanation on the matter.

Representational image (Photo: Shihabudheen Thangal)

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has withdrawn some of the lockdown relaxations issued in the state after a warning was issued by the central government. As per the new guidelines, barber shops will not be opened and hotels can only provide parcel services to the customers.

The decision was taken in the context of Central government issuing warning against the relaxations issued by the state. The Home Secretary had written a letter to the state seeking explanation on the matter.

As per new guidelines, barber shops will not be opened but barbers can visit customer's house to cut hair. Baning in-dine facilities at hotels and restaurants, online food delivery service will be extended till 9 pm.

The letter from Home Secretary to Kerala Chief Secretary mentioned that the state had diluted the instructions given by the central government and asked the state government to revoke the relaxations announced without consultation with the Centre.

Chief Secretary said that the state would seek permission from the Centre to open workshops.

Kerala had permitted workshops to function earlier.

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