Unlock begins in Thiruvananthapuram after one-month curbs
Malls, hypermarkets and salons opened in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram as the month-long COVID-19 induced lockdown was lifted on Saturday (August 15) morning.
Malls, hypermarkets and salons opened in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram as the month-long COVID-19 induced lockdown was lifted on Saturday (August 15) morning.
The order, however, will be implemented only in non-containment zones.
All offices (government ands private), public and private establishments, banks etc can now function with 50 per cent staff.
Shops can be kept open from 7 am to 7 pm, while the time restriction has been eased for restaurants and cafes which can be kept open only till 9 pm for takeaway counters/parcels. Home delivery will also be allowed up to 9 pm.
All hotels can open except for conference and banquet halls.
Games, sports activities and gyms can open too with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. Bars and beer parlours can open with only takeaway services.
Congested shopping areas, like fish markets, have opened too with strict entry-exit protocols. Police will keep control of the number of people getting inside/outside the market.
Lockdown was imposed in the corporation limits of Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.