Thiruvananthapuram: Following the outbreak of the COVID virus, the government has announced a ten-day lockdown in the coastal areas of the Thiruvananthapuram. The lockdown will take effect from midnight today. No one is allowed to come in or out of the coast. Monitoring will be strengthened in Idava-Perumathura, Perumathura-Vizhinjam, and Vizhinjam-Pozhiyoor areas. Steps will be taken to bring essential items including food items to the area in case of closure.
The number of inspections have increased in the area of community outreach. Efforts are being made to provide treatment to the people of the coastal areas. There are 16 first-line treatment centers under the control of local bodies in the capital. After evaluating the activities of the center at Greenfield Stadium in Karyavattam, Minister KK Shailaja said that more centers would be set up. A triple lockdown will also be announced in the area with the highest number of patients. Strict control has also been declared in the area bordering Tamil Nadu.