402 cases registered for lockdown violations in Kerala

South India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On the first day of lockdown in Kerala on Tuesday, the police have registered 402 cases across the state for violating guidelines.


In terms of the total number of cases booked against offenders, Thiruvananthapuram district leads with 123 cases. 

The capital city is followed by Kollam (70), Kottayam (10), Alappuzha (24), Idukki (48), Ernakulam (69), Thrissur (21), Wayanad (13), Malappuram (6), Kannur (10), Kozhikode (2) and  Palakkad (1).

On Monday night, the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had declared that Kerala will go into a complete lockdown from Tuesday.

CM  Pinarayi Vijayan said that people should take the lockdown seriously and strictly adhere to government instructions.

As of March 24 night, 105 people are under treatment in the state.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has reported about 536 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases. A total of 22,694 samples from March 24 till 8 pm.


Image credit: Kerala Kaumudi


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