The Kerala government has modified the guidelines for easing the ongoing lockdown and allowed the state government offices to function with up to 50 percent capacity from 7 June. The new set of guidelines also permitted morning walks from 5 am to 7 am and evening walks from 7 pm to 9 pm.
According to the guidelines, “All Central and state government departments, including PSUs, corporations, autonomous organisations, commissions etc. may function with up to 50 per cent staff from 7 June onwards on a rotation basis.”
It further said, “While industrial establishments and manufacturing centres are permitted, service sector shall be permitted to function with work-from-home employees only.”
Earlier on Saturday, the Kerala government had extended the lockdown restrictions till 9 June in all its districts as the state on Monday logged 12,300 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 24,96,554, while the toll climbed to 8,815 with 174 deaths. The test positivity rate came down to 13.77 per cent.