Coronavirus lockdown: Kerala groups districts into zones for graded relaxation after April 20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said agriculture, rubber processing units, construction, traditional industries of coir, cashew, khadi and beedi would be allowed to resume work in non-hotspot areas, sticking to the safety guidelines issued by the Union government.

August 7, 2020 3:07:37 pm

Check akamai1 Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Kerala government on Thursday proposed to group districts into zones based on COVID-19 cases and offer graded relaxation of lockdown norms in non-hotspot districts after April 20 to get the economy going.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said agriculture, rubber processing units, construction, traditional industries of coir, cashew, khadi and beedi would be allowed to resume work in non-hotspot areas, sticking to the safety guidelines issued by the Union government. Vehicles will be allowed from April 20, on odd-even basis on alternative days, but the ban on inter-district travel will continue.

Vijayan said four north Kerala districts of Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode and Malappuram, which together account for 124 of the 147 people under treatment for COVID-19, would be reckoned as a single red zone where existing lockdown regimen would continue until May 3. The state will seek Centre’s permission to consider these four districts as a single zone.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said agriculture, rubber processing units, construction, traditional industries of coir, cashew, khadi and beedi would be allowed to resume work in non-hotspot areas, sticking to the safety guidelines issued by the Union government. Vehicles will be allowed from April 20, on odd-even basis on alternative days, but the ban on inter-district travel will continue.

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