Kerala Announces Night Curfew From Next Week Amid Covid Surge

A review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to impose night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM from next week.

Fresh Covid cases crossed the 30,000 mark for the fourth consecutive day in Kerala on Saturday (File)

Thiruvananthapuram:

The Kerala government on Saturday declared that night curfew would be enforced in the state from next week to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to impose night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM from next week.

"In areas where the weekly infection population ratio is above seven per cent, the government has decided to implement a lockdown. From next week, there will be night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM. Night curfew has already been issued for tomorrow," Mr Vijayan said at a press conference.

Fresh COVID-19 cases crossed the 30,000 mark for the fourth consecutive day in the state on Saturday.

Since July 27, when restrictions were relaxed in the state for a few days on account of two festivals, the state has been logging more than or close to 20,000 case almost every day.

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