District Collector Samba Sivarao issued a Prohibition order in five places in the district. The ban was imposed in Nadapuram, Valayam, Kuttyadi, Perambra and Vadakara police stations. Activities that disrupt law and order in public places should not be allowed. Possession of weapons, rallies and gatherings of more than five people were banned. The ban will last from 6 pm yesterday (December 15) to 6 pm tomorrow (December 17). No more than five persons may be present within 500 meters of the counting center except by the candidate or the agents approved by the Returning Officer.
The move comes as people gather to celebrate victory after the result, which could lead to the spread of Covid. It is proposed to reduce the number of successful demonstrations within the limits of the rural police station to the ward or division level only and to limit the number of participants to 20.