Covid restrictions in Kerala latest news. The Government of Kerala has decided to implement tight restrictions all through the state from Thursday to January 2 due to the fear of Omicron. The curfew will go into effect today at 10 p.m. and will last until 5 a.m. According to the regulation, the night curfew will be in effect until January 2nd. Overcrowding and unnecessary travel will be strictly forbidden.
The imposition of a night curfew will minimize overcrowding during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Vehicle inspections will be conducted by police officers to discover those who are out and about unnecessarily. On Monday, a COVID meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan resolved to impose midnight restrictions from December 30 to January 2. Specialized judges will be stationed alongside police officers on New Year’s Eve in beaches, shopping malls, and city parks.
Travel will be limited during this time, with only essential journeys authorized, according to the authorities. Those traveling after 10 p.m. should bring a completed self-declaration form with them. More police personnel will be deployed to enforce the night curfew limitations. Those who go beyond the bounds will be punished severely. There will be no New Year’s celebration or overcrowding. Half-capacity hotels, cafes, and bars will be allowed to operate.
By 10 p.m., all stores must be closed. Police officers will be stationed at all public locations, including beaches, where crowding is a possibility, according to the DGP. The CM also ordered an increase in efforts to combat the Omicron strain, noting the state’s current tally of 64 cases. Because the new variation spreads three to five times faster than the Delta variant of COVID-19, Omicron was expected to increase the frequency of coronavirus cases, resulting in a third wave, he said, adding that measures were being taken to deal with it.