Triple lockdown in Malappuram district from midnight today. District Collector K Gopalakrishnan has tightened controls in the district as per the government order.
The restrictions are as follows:
Travel is strictly prohibited except in emergencies such as medical emergencies, marriage and death.
People under the age of 10 and over the age of 60 should not leave the house except for their urgent medical needs.
The general public who go to buy essentials must carry a ration card.
Long-distance vehicles passing through the district boundary highway are not allowed to park in the district. Must carry a legal pass while travelling.
Freight traffic is permitted.
Kovid 19 Government offices and other government agencies that provide direct services related to disease control/immunisation activities should be operated with the least number of employees. Employees must carry a duty order and ID card issued by the head of their establishment during the journey.
The Head / Institution / Branch will be fully responsible for ensuring the Kovid Protocol inside and outside the licensed institutions. Negligence in this regard will be taken seriously.
Banks and insurance companies can operate from 10 am to 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with the lowest number of employees and comply with the Covid standards. Non-bank financial institutions are not licensed to operate.
Hospitals, medical affiliates/industries, medical labs, food and allied industries and the media can comply with Kovid standards.
Delivery of milk, newspaper, fish and meat should be completed by 8 am. Milk procurement is allowed from 8 am to 3 pm and in compliance with Kovid norms.
Ration shops, food and essentials outlets (including Milma establishments) are allowed to operate only until 2 p.m.
Food and essential goods retailers should promote maximum home delivery / online payment.
Those who are in the quarantine should not leave for any reason. Members of the Board should deliver medicines/food items to them and those who do not have ration cards. On the recommendation of the Local Self-Government Secretary, the Incident Commandant (Tehsildar) should issue a pass with the limit of activity to the members (maximum of 05 per ward). Other passes are not valid. Trauma care volunteers are permitted to work in collaboration with government departments. Other volunteers must be issued a pass by the tehsildar stating the activity limit.
Vegetable wholesale outlets should be open from 3 am to 7 am.
Public spaces should be disinfected by local self-governing bodies. All open establishments must be disinfected daily by the establishment owners. Access/exit to public markets should be restricted to a single route. Arrangements for thermal scanning and sanitation should be made at the entrance. Incident Commander / Police / Local Self Governments should ensure that the above instructions are strictly followed.
The police should provide facilities for the public to buy essential items in compliance with the regulations.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the last digit of the ration card number will be issued to single-digit cardholders. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the last digit of the double-digit number of the ration card number will be allowed to travel only to purchase essential items.
Ration card should not be misused for any reason. Only one member of a family can go out one day with a ration card to buy essentials.
Hotels / Community Kitchens are open for home delivery only from 07.00 am to 07.00 pm. Suppliers must use masks, gauze and sanitiser. Direct delivery/parcel service from the establishment is not permitted.
Institutional owners need to make sure that customers are following the proper social framework within licensed organisations. A maximum of 05 persons will be allowed inside the institutions at a time. Violation in this regard will result in legal action against the owner of the establishment.
Unique markings should be made on the 45 cm diameter for the queue system to keep the social space outside the institutions. There should be a distance of at least 150 cm between these marks. In addition, handwashing facilities with sanitiser/soap should be arranged. Everyone must wear a mask.
Those who do not wear masks should not be given items.
Failure to comply with the above will result in the closure of the establishment without any warning.
Street vending and door-to-door sales are entirely banned.
The harbour is not allowed to operate. Fishing is prohibited.
Petrol pumps can be operated in compliance with safety standards.
Wedding ceremonies should be postponed as much as possible. Inevitably weddings and funerals must be performed by a maximum of 20 people in compliance with safety standards. No other kind of compromise is allowed.
Devotees do not have access to places of worship in the district.
Public works currently in progress will be allowed to continue in compliance with Covid standards.
Monsoon preparation activities, cleaning activities and removal of sewage from the reservoirs will be allowed.
Procurement of paddy is permissible.
LPG supply will be allowed. Suppliers must use masks, gauze and sanitiser.
Procurement of vegetables/grains can be done by the concerned department/agencies. Vegetables can be delivered to local self-governing bodies through RRT.
Disaster relief / disaster-related activities are allowed. Visiting the disaster area should be avoided altogether.