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What activities are allowed and what are prohibited during lockdown in Kerala?
All roadways and waterways transport services to remain suspended.
In an attempt to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Kerala government has decided to impose lockdown from May 8 to May 16. The Pinarayi Vijayan has issued the guidelines ahead of the implementation of COVID-induced lockdown.
Kerala lockdown: What is allowed, what is not
Shops, including ration shops (under PDS) dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish, animal fodder, poultry and cattle feed, bakeries allowed to open. The district authorities asked to encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimise the movement of individuals outside their homes. Shops have been asked to down their shutters by 7:30 PM.
Banks, insurance and financial services allowed from 10 AM to 1 PM only for the public with minimal staff upto 2 PM.
Hospitality services to remain suspended. However, hotels, homestays lodges and motels which are accommodating tourists and person stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew.
All educational, training, research, coaching institutions etc shall remain closed.
All places of worship shall be closed for the public.
All social /political /sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious gatherings shall be barred.
In the case of the funeral congregation of not more than 20 persons will be permitted.
Details may be registered in the covid19 jagratha portal.
In the case of prefixed marriages, not more than 20 persons can be permitted with strict social distancing protocol. Advance intimation to the nearest Police station shall be given and details shall be entered in the covid19 jagratha portal.
All roadways and waterways transport services to remain suspended. Air and rail services (except Metro) will remain operational. However, use of taxis and auto-rickshaws including Uber, Ola etc will be permitted only for procurement of essential commodities, medicines and for attending to medical emergencies as well as transport from/to airports and railway stations (with proof of ticket).
Plying of private vehicles shall be allowed only to the extent of procuring essential commodities, medicines and for other activities permitted under this order
Private vehicles for persons travelling for vaccination against COVID-19 (showing their vaccination registration), movement of persons from other states /countries to destination from railway station and airport (with proof of ticket)
Interstate road transport is allowed for goods and emergency services. For interstate road transport of individuals on emergency purposes, registration on Covid19 Jagratha portal is mandatory.
The central government's autonomous and subordinate offices and public corporations shall remain closed. However, offices of the Defence, Central Armed Police Forces, Treasury, Public Utilities (including petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG), Disaster Management, Power Generation and transmission units, Postal department and post offices, National Informatics Centre, Early warning Agencies, Food Corporation of India, Indian Meteorological Department, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Central Water Commission, National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (MPCS and EWDS works), Airport Authority of India, Airport, Seaport, Railways have been allowed to open.
Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector such as dispensaries, chemists and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance etc. will continue to remain functional. The transportation for all medical personnel, nurses, para medical staff, other hospital services will be permitted.
Agricultural, horticultural, fisheries, plantation and animal husbandry activities permitted.