Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 5 (PTI) The Kerala government has
made it mandatory for the public to adhere to COVID-19 safety
guidelines such as wearing of masks for the next one year, as
part of its measures to tackle the spread of the virus in the
Through an amendment brought to the Epidemic Diseases
Act, the state government said the regulations will remain in
effect till July 2021.
The norms have been issued under ''Kerala Epidemic Disease
Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Additional Regulations, 2020.''
In the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the
state, the government has taken a decision to strengthen
precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus, the
government said in an explanatory note with the Gazette
According to the regulations, all persons shall cover
their mouth and nose with a mask or face cover in all
publicplaces, work places, any place where public have
access, all kinds of vehicles and during transport.
"All persons shall maintain a social distance of six feet
between person to person in all public places and functions...
In all wedding ceremonies and functions thereafter the
maximum number of participants at a time shall not exceed50
people," it read.
Not more than 20 people would be allowed at shops and
No get together, processions, dharna, congregation,
demonstration shall be held without the written permission of
the authorities concerned.
Spitting in public places is strictly prohibited, it
In order to travel to Kerala, all residents and non-
residents must registerwith the COVID-19 Jagratha platform
before undertaking the journey.
The District Collectors have been instructed to ensure
due compliance of the regulations.
Those who violate the rules shall be penalised under the
provisions of the Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020.
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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