Kozhikode: District collector Sambasiva Rao announced that the Sunday lockdown imposed in Kozhikode district in order to reduce COVID-19 transmission through contact has been partially withdrawn. This was decided as there was a decline in the formation of new clusters and disease transmission is under control to an extent.
The relaxation in lockdown is temporary and it will be reimposed if new clusters are formed or more COVID cases are reported, the collector made it clear. Though Sunday lockdown is withdrawn, the collector has directed the people to follow certain conditions.
- No form of gathering allowed within the district. All types of gatherings banned
- Number of people attending wedding/funeral ceremonies limited to 20
- Believers can visit worship centres. Only 20 people in religious prayers at a time
- Entry banned in tourist places including beach
- Commercial establishments allowed to open till 5 in evening. But they have to ensure no crowd is formed in the shop and they should strictly follow Break the Chain protocol
- Number of people allowed in a shop is based on one person per square metre
- Ensure six feet distance between every person
- If any rule violation is observed in the checking of police, village squads or LSGI secretaries, legal action should be taken
- All shops, institutions, public places or events should record visitors register in COVID-19 Jagratha portal without fail. 'COVID-19 Jagratha' visitors register should be displayed by printing QR code. Instead of book registers, the visitors can scan the QR code and enter their details within seconds. If this is not followed strictly, legal action will be taken
- Though public transportation is allowed, the number of passengers will be limited as per COVID protocol. Sanitizer should be made available in bus and passengers must wear masks
- The relaxations in lockdown are applicable only in places other than containment zones.
- Police squads, village squads and rapid response teams should ensure that the rules are strictly followed. If any violation is noticed, legal actions will be taken on the basis of Kerala Epidemic Disease Control Ordinance 2020 and section 51 of Disaster Management Act, the collector made it clear