The Kerala government has announced a statewide lockdown from May 8 to 16 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. The state government has issued a detailed guideline, including who is allowed to travel during the nine-day lockdown period. The government has also said that all commercial establishments cannot function, barring a few exceptions.
Who can travel
> Interstate travellers entering Kerala by road on emergency purposes should mandatorily register on Covid19 Jagratha portal.
> Private vehicles are allowed to ply, but only for procuring essential commodities, medicines and for other permitted activities.
> People can also use taxis and auto-rickshaws, including Uber and Ola, but only for procuring essential commodities, medicines and for attending to medical emergencies.
> People can travel by private vehicles for the COVID-19 vaccination. They must show their vaccination registration.
> Passengers from other states and country can travel from the railway station or airport to their destination in Kerala in their private vehicles or hire taxis and auto-rickshaws (Ola and Uber). They need to show the ticket as proof.
> Interstate road transport is allowed for goods and emergency services.
Other essential services
Availability of essential articles/services will be ensured. Shops selling groceries, milk etc will be allowed to function till 7.30 pm. The government has however asked district authorities to encourage deliveries.