Kerala under complete weekend lockdown, Covid-19 curbs reinforced | Latest News India

Kerala is under a complete weekend lockdown for your entire period of Saturday and Sunday in view of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) state of affairs within the state. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan introduced on Friday that pandemic-related restrictions are being reinforced in Kerala resulting from a rise within the check positivity charges (TPR) over the previous few days. A ‘micro-containment system’ will even be launched, Vijayan stated, directing the officers to maintain up contact tracing and testing together with the vaccination.

“There will be no relaxations in the curbs as of now,” the chief minister of Kerala stated in an official press launch earlier this week. “The TPR is high in the Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kasaragod districts. The district administrations should effectively interfere to control the positivity rate.”

Weekend lockdown: What stays open in Kerala?

Under the reinforced Covid-19 lockdown curbs in Kerala, authorities workplaces (each central and state) have been requested to operate with as much as 50 per cent of employees in Category A and B native our bodies, and with as much as 25 per cent employees in Category C areas.

Only important companies have been allowed to function in Category D areas.

“The remaining 50% staff in A and B places and 75% in C, and officers from all sectors should be involved in Covid-19 prevention activities,” chief minister Vijayan stated on Friday whereas briefing the media. “Since only essential services operate in the D category, the vast majority of employees will be part of the preventive measures.”

The Kerala authorities stated that the weekend lockdown on July 24 (Saturday) and July 25 (Sunday) might be under the identical tips issued through the earlier section of lockdowns on weekends.

Micro-containment and vaccination

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated {that a} micro-containment system is being launched within the state. Local self-government establishment (LSGI) categorisation might be carried out on the idea of the seven-day common TPR, whereas the curbs might be utilized in keeping with the present categorisation within the state.

Vijayan stated that Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Kerala is progressing nicely. “So far, 1,77,09,529 people have been vaccinated,” the chief minister stated on Friday. “Of these, 1,24,64,589 received a single dose of vaccine, and 52,44,940 have received both doses.”

Stressing that the state authorities is making an attempt to provide no less than one dose of vaccination to everybody as quickly as doable, Vijayan requested each citizen to watch out to keep away from small and huge crowded conditions the place there’s a threat of fast unfold as a result of presence of Delta variant of the coronavirus.

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