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Kerala imposes more restrictions amidst Covid surge

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12(BPNS)

Kerala has imposed more restrictions as the number of active Covid cases crossed 40,000 numbers and Test positivity rate more than 10. A review meeting chaired by the Chief secretary VP Joy has directed to shut shops by 9 pm and hotels will be allowed to function only with 50 percent occupancy.

Only 200 people will be allowed for outdoor functions and 100 for indoor functions and the programmes will have to be completed within 2 hours. Feast will not be allowed and instead food packets can be distributed among the guests, the order said.

Mega shopping festivals in malls and supermarkets will not be allowed to function as this would lead to more crowding. The meeting chaired by the Chief secretary also decided to impose stricter  quarantine measures for those entering the state from outside. A minimum quarantine of one week is mandatory hereafter for those entering the state from outside.