Kerala High Court earlier banned all types of protests in public places due to the covid-19 pandemic. The ban in the state was till July 31. Now Keral HC has extended the ban till August 31.
Going in line with the Central government’s guidelines on Unlock 3, the Kerala supreme court on Monday extended the ban on all protests publicly places till August 31. The move has been taken in sight of rising cases of COVID-19 within the state
In the court in its ruling last month had said that only those events are going to be allowed within the state which go as per the rules issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
The development comes because the state has recorded 1,129 new Covid cases. The state also saw eight patients succumbing to the virus, which is that the highest on one day, taking the price to 81 within the state.
At present, there are 10,862 cases which are active, while 13,779 people are cured of the disease.
Thiruvananthapuram district continues to steer with a record 3,157 positive cases with Ernakulam district coming second with 886 cases.
Across the state 1,43,996 people are under isolation at various places and included 10,380 people that are in various hospitals.
The number of hotspots stood at 492, after 23 places were deleted, but 17 new ones were added to the list.