Complete Lockdown in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, strict travel restrictions
| Saturday | 8th May, 2021
There will be no restrictions on the movement of people involved in essential services or dealing with health emergencies in any of these states.
Battling a massive rise in positive cases amid the second wave of Covid-19, three southern states - Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu have announced full lockdown for up to two weeks. While lockdown in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will begin from May 10 and continue till May 24, Kerala has decided to impose a 9-day complete shutdown from today.
The Kerala government has imposed strict rules regarding vehicle movements. According to the rules, no one is allowed to venture out without a valid reason in the state for this period. Since morning, all vehicles, including two-wheelers, on roads are being checked and the riders are asked about the purpose of their travel.
Police have said that commuters found on the road will need to show their identity cards and state their reasons behind going out. If no valid reason is shown, commuters will be fined and vehicles are being seized from individuals.
According to police, people can travel for emergency purposes by obtaining the necessary vehicle pass from the police. According to police sources, an online pass system would come into force by this evening for those who have to go out for urgent needs.
Police are keeping strict surveillance at the state borders to avoid unregulated vehicle movements. It is only allowing emergency and essential service vehicles and those having permission from the authorities concerned to pass the check- posts.
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