Tightens restrictions in state | Covid | Regulations | Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the existing Kovid restrictions will not be relaxed. Changes in the criteria for dividing local bodies into different grades on the basis of TPR According to the average test positivity rate of the last 7 days in the local bodies, those below 6 will be in category A.

Thus there are 165. There are 473 local bodies in category B 6 to 12. There are 316 areas in category C with TPR between 12–18. In 80 places, the TPR is above 18. According to this, the control will be for a week from tomorrow. Areas above TPR 18 will be subject to strict control.

The CM said there was no expected progress in reducing the disease. Lockdown cannot continue all the time. A TPR of less than ten is a serious problem. The number of patients has not decreased significantly in the last one week. TPR is expected to decrease. The CM said the government was of the view that the bodies of those who died due to Kovid should be taken home within the stipulated time so that relatives could see them and perform limited rituals.

Less than an hour will be allowed for relatives to see the body. Bank loans will be directed to stop foreclosure. Buses will not allow more passengers than the limit. Buses will be set up as required. Autorickshaws will be allowed in B category areas. Kovid checks will be strengthened at railway stations and borders for inter-state passengers. Home stay operators, houseboats, motorboats, tour gourds, tourist taxi drivers and tour operators will be included in the priority list. Vaccination will be completed for AYUSH, Homoeo and Medical Pharmacy course students.

English Summary: Covid, more restrictions in Kerala