Further restrictions imposed in corporation limits of the District
The District Collector Samba Siva Rao has ordered further restrictions under the Disaster Management Act in view of the increasing spread of Covid disease within the limits of Kozhikode Corporation. Restrictions are for 14 days. The restrictions are based on reports from health experts that the spread of the contagious disease is likely to increase further within the city limits.
Visits to markets, shopping malls, shopping complexes and harbors will be restricted.
Access to people should be within social distance. A six-foot distance will ensure compliance.
Police will ensure strict surveillance in all busy places like markets. A senior police officer will be in charge of control of harbors and markets. Quick Response Teams have been deployed in such crowded areas. Incident commanders will be in charge of supervision.
It will also ensure that employers provide masks and sanitizers in the workplace.
- Only 50 people are allowed to attend a wedding and 20 at the funeral. The information of the participants of the functions must be registered on the Covid 19 vigilance portal. The police will ensure that this is complied with.
Only 50 people can enter inside places of worship. Hand sanitizer is a must. A social distance of six feet must be maintained.
Restrictions were also imposed on public gatherings. No more than five people may attend social, political, sports, recreational, cultural, or religious gatherings.
Until further notice, playgrounds, gymnasiums, turf, swimming pools, cinema halls and auditoriums will not be allowed to operate within the limits of the Kozhikode Corporation.
Containment zones will ensure that people do not leave or enter except for medical emergencies, essential items and services.
There are 4671 Covid patients currently undergoing treatment in the district. 6375 new cases have been reported in the last four days. Of these, 6086 were transmitted through local contact.
Kozhikode Corporation has two of the three major clusters with the highest number of patients in the district. Five of the nine critical contingency areas in the district are under the Corporation.
The weekly test positivity rate in the district has risen from 4% to 10% in the last week of this month. 46.5% of the total patients in the District are reported within the last 14 days.