As India goes to number 3 in the global list of cases of COVID-19 cities that were looking to recover are back in trouble. Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram has gone into ‘Triple lockdown’ from Monday morning. The Kerala government on Sunday decided to go for lockdown as cases are rising.
The lockdown has been announced for a week. ” Triple lockdown will be implemented in the city corporation limit for one week starting from tomorrow. People should not venture out. We need strict restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. During the triple lockdown, there will be more restrictions. Only necessary services will be allowed”, said Kadakampally Surendran state’s tourism minister.
The minister said that the triple lockdown would be in districts that are sitting on an ‘active volcano’. During the lockdown, there will be no public transportation. Only the medical, other essential shops, and hospitals would operate. No vehicle movement will be allowed inside the city during the lockdown. All the private offices and public offices along with state secretariat and other government offices will remain closed.
The lockdown would be implemented in 3 phases (that’s why it’s called triple lockdown). The 3 phases would be:
- In the first stage, strict lockdown will be enforced in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation limit. Vehicles and persons will not be allowed to enter or exit the corporation limit.
- The 2nd stage will be implemented in a cluster area, where COVID-19 cases have been reported.
- The lockdown will be implemented in the houses of persons diagnosed with COVID-19.
The state on Sunday reported the second-highest single-day rise of 225 COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases in Kerala is 5,430 with 26 deaths being reported. This Triple lockdown was implemented in Kasaragod district in April earlier during the lockdown 1.