Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 5 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced that places of worship, shrines, shopping malls, hotels, hospitality units, restaurants and offices will be open to the public from June 9 in the State. "These places can open on June 08 for cleaning and disinfecting, and make arrangements to receive the public from the next day," the Chief Minister said, while addressing a press conference at the Government Secretariat this evening.
The Kerala government has decided to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the Central government in opening up these places, too. People aged over 65 and children below 10 should stay at home as per the central guidelines. Use of masks, hand washing with soap, use of sanitiser, wherever possible; maintaining six feet distance, thermal checking of temperature, maintenance of registers, and separate entry/exit points, wherever possible are some of the general guidelines mentioned in the SOP issued by the Central government.
Apart from these general guidelines, the State government has also come out with a few additional instructions, he added. (UNI)