Kerala goes under full 9-day lockdown from tomorrow

The Kerala government announced a complete lockdown in the state from May 8 morning in view of the severe Covid-19 surge amid second wave of the pandemic. The nine-day lockdown would come into force on May 8 morning and extend up to May 16, according to official sources.

Strict restrictions are already in place in the southern state and the Pinarayi Vijayan government decided to clamp the complete shutdown in the wake of severe spike in cases.In Karnataka, meanwhile, a health expert on Thursday suggested extension of the lockdown by two more weeks, saying the state is yet to reach peak though it has been reporting over 50,000 cases.

In the three heavy caseload districts of Uttarakhand — Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar —the curfew has been extended till May10.

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