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Explained: Kerala’s ‘triple lockdown’ to stop the spread of Covid-19 | India News


NEW DELHI: There has been an ongoing debate around the world about the best strategies to contain the spread of Covid since the pandemic began last year. Closure, containment zones and quarantines have become part of our vocabulary since last year.
Kerala recently added another new term to this discussion: triple lockdown.
This is everything you need to know about triple lock: –
What is triple lock?
While we are familiar with locks as such where activities are stopped and only essential services are allowed, to run, a triple lock takes these restrictions to another level.
Along with the usual restrictions, the Kerala government is using drones and Geo Fencing technology as part of its triple blockade.
“Triple block is the most rigorous way to control the spread of the disease,” said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
The boundaries of the districts will be closed with a single point of entry and exit to and from the places where the triple closure has been declared.
When was it announced?
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced on May 14 his government’s decision to impose a triple one-week shutdown from May 16 at midnight in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram.
“The positivity rate is still high, so the state government has decided to extend the full lockdown in Kerala until May 23. A triple lockdown will be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram, where the positivity rate of the proof is higher, “he said.
What are the rules in a triple block?
“The areas where the triple blockade is being implemented will be divided into zones and the control task will be handed over to the senior police officers,” Vijayan said.
He further said drones will be used to detect crowds and geofence technology will be used to track those in quarantine.
The state government will file a case under the epidemic law against those who skip the quarantine and help people skip the quarantine.
“Neighborhood committees must make arrangements for food delivery from Janakeeya community kitchens and hotels,” Vijayan said.
According to the rules issued by the Thiruvananthapuram district administration, stores dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish, animal feed, poultry and livestock feed and bakeries were opened on Monday.
They would be open on alternate days from Monday onwards and all stores would close, even for home delivery purposes at 2pm.
Banks, insurance and financial services will operate with a minimum of staff on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. M. A 1 p. M.
Cooperative banks will be open only on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. M. A 1 p. M.
According to the guidelines, the distribution of milk and newspapers will be completed before 8 a.m. M.
Fair price stores (Ration / PDS / Maveli / Supplyco stores) and milk stalls can operate every day until 5:00 pm, while restaurants and hotels will be able to operate from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm only with home delivery services.
No food at home or takeout / packages will be allowed in any restaurant or hotel, he said.
Medical stores, gas pumps, ATMs, stores that sell life saving equipment, hospitals and other clinical establishments will be in operation every day.
The authorities have advised the public to buy groceries and vegetables in stores near their homes and not to travel great distances to buy groceries and groceries.
The public will be prevented from traveling long distances to purchase basic goods, they said.
“All other social activities should be avoided in these places. Ten thousand policemen will be deployed to strictly enforce the triple lockdown,” the CM said.
(With contributions from the agency)

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