Complete lockdown till May 23 in Kerala, ‘triple lockdown’ in four cities: CM Pinarayi Vijayan


New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday (May 14) announced the extension of complete lockdown statewide in view of high COVID-19 cases.

He also ordered a “triple lockdown” in four cities – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram – in order to check the high test positivity rate.

The state is currently under a 9-day complete shutdown from May 8 to May 16.

“The positivity rate remains high, so the state government has decided to extend the present complete lockdown in Kerala till May 23rd,” Vijayan was quoted as saying by ANI