Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the country, Kerala became the latest state to impose a night curfew to contain the spread of the virus.
The curfew will be effective from 9 pm to 6 am from Tuesday onwards.
The state government’s move follows a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Dr V P Joy, this evening.
The government has also directed all domestic travellers coming to the state to undergo RT-PCR tests.
Prior to this, Manipur government imposed a lockdown, which will be effective from 7 pm to 5 am.
The development comes on a day when India logged 2,73,810 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the country’s case tally to 1,50,61,919. India’s Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,78,769 with a record 1,619 new fatalities reported on Monday.
Meanwhile, Kerala had logged 18,257 cases on Sunday, pushing the infection load to 12.39 lakh
(With PTI inputs)