The lockdown will begin from 6am on 8th May and will be on till 16th May
In the event of rising Covid 19 cases, the Kerala government has announced complete lockdown across the state from May 8th 2021. The state saw 41, 953 infections in a single day with a case load crossing 3 lakh and per day deaths rising over 50. Though Kerala battled the first wave effectively, the second wave is taking a toll on the medical fraternity with a shortage of beds and ventilators slowly creeping in. To avoid an alarming situation where things get out of hand, the state has opted to go for a complete lockdown.
“The entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6 am on 8 May to 16 May. This is in the background of a strong 2nd wave of COVID-19,” tweeted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.