Triple lockdown for a week begins in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala government on Sunday decided to impose a triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation limits from July 6 for a week following a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The lockdown will be implemented from 6 am on Monday and would last for a week.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted on Sunday, “Triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. It will commence at 6M tomorrow morning & will remain in force for a week.”

All roads, except for an entry and exit road, leading to the capital will remain closed. Only the medical, hospitals and other essential services will be allowed. But all other non-essential services will be shut.

The shutdown will be a triple lockdown. It involves three steps:-

Under Lock-I the movement of all people in the district will be restricted.

The Lock-II will be enforced from where COVID-19 cases have been reported, people will be asked to stay-at-home, authorities warned of action against those who venture out unnecessarily

The Lock-III will be enforced on the houses of COVID-19 patients. Officials ensure that infected persons and their contacts stay inside their homes.

Kerala has so far reported 5,429 COVID-19 cases and 25 fatalities. There are 2,230 active cases while 3,174 have been cured/discharged, according to the Health Ministry data on Monday.