As the number of COVID-19 cases has declined in the state, the Kerala government has lifted some restrictions and decided to allow 100% occupancy of theaters. In an order on Sunday, the government allowed bars, hotels, clubs, restaurants and eateries to also operate amid full occupancy.
The order says government and semi-government offices can hold offline meetings or trainings, if necessary. District-level restrictions based on the number of people hospitalized are also being lifted.
The government had authorized the National Disaster Management Authority to divide districts into three groups – A, B and C – based on the number of people admitted to hospitals and imposed restrictions accordingly. As cases showed a decline, the state administration opened schools, colleges and nurseries. Today, the state recorded 2,524 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to 64,97,204 so far.
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