Around 80% of India has been under the lockdown since May to contain the raging second wave of the pandemic.
The governments of Mizoram, Meghalaya and Goa, too, have decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till June 6 and 7, respectively.
Kerala, Delhi, Puducherry, Meghalaya and Mizoram on Saturday decided to extend Covid-induced lockdown to blunt its fierce infection surge. While a clutch of other states like Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka eased restrictions.
At a press conference, Kerala CM Vijayan announced one more week extension of the statewide lockdown till June 9. To contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, with some relaxations to perform essential activities.
Vijayan said the lockdown would be lifted only after “TPR slips below 15 % for three consecutive days and active caseload comes down drastically.”
The state reported 23,513 new cases on Saturday, taking its tally to 2,494,385.
However, some concessions have been allowe such as opening of jewellery shops, cloth markets for three days a week. Industrial and small-scale units allowed to function with 50% capacity, besides banks will also function for three days.