Thiruvananthapuram: The district administration has banned all public events in Thiruvananthapuram in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.
The decision was made after the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the district soared to 32.76 percent. The Kerala government had on Friday prohibited public events in districts where the TPR was above 30%.
Thiruvananthapuram district collector, in an order issued on Saturday, prohibited all sorts of social gatherings. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to attend weddings or funerals.
The police have to ensure that the number of participants does not cross this limit. In shopping malls, one person per 25 square feet can be allowed.
In case Covid clusters form in the district, educational institutions will be shut for a 15-day period.
The order directed all government meetings and events to be made online. If there are offline events planned for the near future, the district administration directed the organizers to postpone them.
On Friday, a COVID-19 evaluation meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had imposed fresh restrictions. Kerala had registered 16,338 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the state's caseload to 53,33,828.