Mini Lockdown ‘from today; Full lockdown decision Friday

Strict control similar to lockdown from today to Sunday in the state in case of severe spread of Covid. The government has mandated that all central and state offices and private institutions be staffed by only 25% of the total staff. The rest should adopt the work-from-home approach. This will take effect from today. This also applies to public sector undertakings. Concessions are available for essential areas.
From today until Sunday, vehicles will not be allowed on the road except for essentials. No crowds. Chief Secretary VP Joy also directed shopkeepers and employees to wear double masks and gloves. Violations will be prosecuted. More police were deployed to strengthen the measures.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the restrictions are a step beyond the weekend restrictions. The situation will be assessed by Friday and a decision will be taken whether to lock down or not.

From today until Sunday, vehicles will not be allowed on the road except for essentials. No crowds. Chief Secretary VP Joy also directed shopkeepers and employees to wear double masks and gloves. Violations will be prosecuted. More police were deployed to strengthen the measures.

Do not reach out to dissidents

The government ordered that dissidents be barred from coming to office on duty. Those who can can work from home.

Restrictions from today

Office and essential service

Government agencies, self-governing bodies under them, essential services departments, Covid defense services and media institutions may function. Only non-essential employees in non-institutions.

Telecom, IT

Among the essential services are telecom services, infrastructure providers (infrastructure providers), internet service providers, petroleum and LPG. Employees of these can travel with the identity card of the institution. Only essential employees in IT companies.

Bus, train, taxi

Air travel, long-distance bus and train are unobstructed. Private vehicles, autos and taxis will be allowed on public transport, freight vehicles, railway station, airport and bus stations. Travel document / ticket should be kept.

Patients and caregivers

Travel to hospitals and health centers will be allowed. Patients, emergency travelers, and those about to receive the vaccine should keep identification. Elderly caregivers and housekeepers can also travel.

Hotel, Workshop

Medical shop, grocery store, fruit / vegetable shop, dairy / milk booths, fish / meat shops and toddy shops. Auto workshop, service center and spare parts shop can be opened. Operation until 9 p.m. Only hotels, restaurants, parcels and home delivery allowed. Operation until 9 p.m. Medical oxygen vehicles have no control. Identification card required.

Marriage and worship

Maximum 50 people for marriage and home entry. 20 for the posthumous ceremony. All ceremonies must be registered on the Covid Vigilance Portal. No more than 50 people in places of worship. Keep a distance of 2 m.

Bank, ration shop

Ration shop and Civil Supplies Corporation outlets can be opened. Banks are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Can continue until 2pm without customers.

25% Condition: Discounted Offices

Thiruvananthapuram Offices with exemption in attendance of only 25% of employees: Revenue, Disaster Management, Local Government, Police, Labs and Pharmacies, Healthcare Institutions, Departments of Labor, Factories and Boilers, Transport, Food Civil Supplies, Government Press, Consumerfed, Water Authority, KSEB, IT and allied companies, postal services, internet service providers and infrastructure providers, private companies operating in the travel and freight sectors, courier services, companies in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, including oxygen and medicine, and bakeries.

Shooting should stop; The construction sector can work

Thiruvananthapuram: Filming of films, serials and documentaries should be stopped as per the existing ‘Mini Lockdown’. Can work in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, small and medium enterprises and construction. Other state workers may continue to work in accordance with the Covid protocol. May work for industries / companies involved in emergency services. Identity card mandatory for employees.

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