Kerala government has announced a complete lockdown in the state from May 8 morning in view of the severe COVID-19 surge in the 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 lockdown-like 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 the positive cases.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted the lockdown announcement
The entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6am on 8 May to 16 May. This is in the background of a strong 2nd wave of #COVID19.
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) May 6, 2021
Kerala had reported the highest ever single day spurt in positive cases on Wednesday adding 41,953 infections.