Kerala’s plan to allow more relaxations from Tuesday April 21 has attracted Union Government’s ire. Following which, the State has withdrawn the additional concessions announced for the relaxation during the lockdown April 21. The Union home ministry had taken strong objection to the Kerala government’s decision, saying it amounts to dilution of its lockdown guidelines.
Earlier, Kerala Chief Secretary has received a letter from the Centre to stick to the guidelines it has issued. Kerala government admitted that the decision taken by the State was the result of some communication gap.
According to the new decision, Kerala has withdrawn the opening of local workshops, barber shops, restaurants, book stores, bus travel in cities and towns, two passengers in the back seat of four-wheeler and pillion riding on scooters.
Meanwhile, Kerala had on Sunday reported two new cases of the coronavirus disease, which took the number of infections in the state to 401. Out of the 401, there are 270 people who have been discharged and 129 are in hospitals. There are 55,590 people under observation, down from almost 200,000 at one point.