As part of its measures to strengthen its drive against the deadly coronaviruus, Kerala will observe a complete lockdown on Sunday, May 17. State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced this.
For the last two to three days, the state has seen a surge in coronavirus cases. On Friday, the state saw 16 new cases, of which 13 persons had come from abroad and other states. The state reported 576 cases till now and four deaths.
Vijayan said that the state would do away with classification of the districts into various zones of red, orange and green. The total lock down of districts would also be discontinued, he added. The Chief Minister said that the sudden spurt of the cases is a concern and the government will take all measures to tackle the increasing numbers.
Kerala had a flattened corona curve graph. But the graph began to go up as people started to return from abroad and other states.
On the measures to be taken, the Chief Minister explained a motorcycle brigade of police officials will be operational in each district soon for monitoring the people who are in quarantine. He also mentioned that a non-AC special train will be arranged from New Delhi next week to bring stranded students.