Kerala goes under complete lockdown from today, Karnataka closing from May 10: Check full list of activities that's allowed and closed in 2 states
Kerala and Karnataka lockdown news: Kerala and Karnataka will enforce full lockdown from today (May 8) and May 10 respectively in order to contain spiraling Covid 19 cases. While the former will close down for 9 days, later will see complete lockdown for two weeks.
Kerala and Karnataka will enforce full lockdown from today (May 8) and May 10 respectively in order to contain spiraling Covid 19 cases. While the former will close down for 9 days, later will see complete lockdown for two weeks.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Covid 19 protocols in Kerala will be enforced strictly, barring some relaxations and modification in the previous order.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced two-week lockdown in the state from May 10 to May 24. “The second wave of Covid-19 is creating havoc as the corona curfew imposed in the state has not yielded the expected result in reducing the infection and death rate. Therefore, the government has decided to impose a stringent measure to check the spread of the disease and death. Restrictions will be imposed in the entire state from 6 am on May 10 to 6 am on May 24,” Yediyurappa said .
On Friday, Karnataka reported 48,781 new COVID-19 cases and 592 deaths, while Kerala registered 38,460 infections and 54 deaths.
What’s allowed in Karnataka during 14-day lockdown?
Inter-state and Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles will be allowed in cases of emergencies.
Essential goods and services like food, medicine, milk, fruits and vegetables, etc will be available from 6 am to 10 am.
Public Distribution System shops are allowed.
Takeaway services allowed from standalone liquor shops and outlets, from 6 am to 10 am.
Sale of vegetables and fruits through pushcarts has been allowed from 6 am to 6 pm.
Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs will function.
Home delivery of items through e-commerce websites.
Works related to pre-monsoon preparation/road construction activity can go on.
Marriages with a guest limit of 50 people are allowed, provided all Covid-19 appropriate behaviour is followed.
Cremation/funeral ceremonies can be held with no more than five people as guests.
Flights and trains already scheduled will operate during the lockdown.
What will not be allowed in Karnataka
Schools, colleges, educational/coaching institutions, and other educational institutions will remain closed.
Hotels, restaurants, and hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/police/government officials/healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists, quarantine facility and Step Down Hospitals, will stay shut.
All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, stadia, playgrounds, swimming pools, parks, entertainment parks, clubs, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will stay shut during the lockdown period.
All religious places will stay shut.
All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious gatherings have been suspended.
In case somebody wants to pick up their parcel or takeaway, they can’t use vehicles. Only movement by walk is allowed for this purpose. Although, hotels, restaurants, and eateries have been exempted as they can use their vehicles for home delivery.
Metro rail will stay shut.
Cabs not hired for emergency purposes won’t be allowed on the roads.
Kerala: What's open, what's not
Essential items and banks, insurance, financial services, capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI and cooperative credit societies will function on alternate days during the lockdown. Kerala Chief Minister said functioning of banks should be arranged on alternative three days in a week, while the movement of goods will be permitted. Construction activities will also be allowed to ensure that income sources of guest workers are not affected, said the CM.
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