Driving tests and training will be permitted in Kerala beginning Monday

Thiruvananthapuram: Driving tests conducted by Kerala’s Motor Vehicles Department (MVD), which were suspended due to the state’s COVID-19-induced lockdown, will resume on Monday, July 19, according to Transport Minister Antony Raju.

Driving lessons will also be available starting that day, he added. However, as part of COVID-19 protocols, only one driving student, along with the instructor, should be present in the vehicle, according to Raju. He also directed MVD officials to ensure that all pandemic-related rules are followed by driving schools.

Meanwhile, as part of a government announcement relaxing the restrictions, the weekend lockdown will not be imposed in Kerala on Sunday, July 18. On Saturday, July 17, however, the lockdown rules are in effect, and only shops selling essential items can operate.

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