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Kerala Government Issues Standard Operating Procedure For Opening Of Places Of Worship, Malls, Hotels From June 9

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that places of worship, shrines, shopping malls, hotels, hospitality units, restaurants and offices can open on June 8 for cleaning and disinfecting, and make arrangements to receive the public from the next day

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Highlights
  • In Kerala, malls religious places, hotels and others will open from June 9
  • Kerala to follow SOPs issued by Central govt to open malls, other places
  • According to SOP, no handshake or physical touching allowed in temples

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday (June 5) announced that places of worship, shrines, shopping malls, hotels, hospitality units, restaurants and offices in Kerala will be open to the public from June 9. These places can open on June 8 for cleaning and disinfecting, and make arrangements to receive the public from the next day. “The Kerala government has decided to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Central government to open up these places,” CM Vijayan said.

People aged over 65 and children below 10 are advised to stay at home as per the central guidelines. “Use of masks, handwashing with soap, use of sanitiser, wherever possible; maintaining six feet distance, thermal checking of temperature, maintenance of registers, and separate entry and exit points are some of the general guidelines mentioned in the SOP issued by the central government, ” he said.

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Apart from these general guidelines, the state government has come out with a few additional instructions to be followed at all these public places.

1. Distribution of food, refreshments and offertory blessings (prasadam) in places of worship should be avoided.

2. Do not give sandalwood paste or ashes from a plate.

3. No handshake or physical touching during ceremonies.

4. Depending on the size of the place of worship, social distancing arrangements to be made to accommodate about 15 people per 100 square meters, subject to a maximum of 100 people at a time.

5. Collect the name and phone number of the persons who come to the places of worship. They should bring their own pen.

6. Work from home should be provided to those living in containment zones.

Also Read: Health Ministry Issues Standard Operating Protocol To Contain Spread Of Coronavirus In Offices

7. Lift operators must be present so that everyone does not press the lift buttons.

8. Railings on ramps and stairs should not be touched. Hearing-impaired persons must wear gloves.

9. Offices should make arrangements for submitting grievances online and have a mechanism for answering these complaints online. Visitors should refrain from submitting complaints directly.

10. Malls also should fix the maximum number of people who can be there at a time. They should record the name and phone number of visitors.

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11. The plates and glasses served in hotels, restaurants, tea shops and juice shops must be washed in hot water.

12. Sabarimala visit will be managed by ‘virtual queue system’ with not more than 50 people at one time. A thermal scanner will be installed at Nilakkal, Pampa and Sannidhanam.

Use of mask is mandatory. Gloves and masks will be compulsory for Devaswom employees. Children below the age of 10 years and those above 65 years of age will not be allowed as per central guidelines. Priests should not distribute prasadam, the government said.

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World

24,50,12,529Cases
20,64,25,824Active
3,36,14,434Recovered
49,72,271Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,50,12,529 and 49,72,271 have died; 20,64,25,824 are active cases and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

3,42,31,809 16,156Cases
1,60,9891,672Active
3,36,14,434 17,095Recovered
4,56,386 733Deaths
In India, there are 3,42,31,809 confirmed cases including 4,56,386 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,60,989 and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,06,536 1,485

23,096 3,500

64,43,342 4,947

1,40,098 38

Kerala

49,38,603 9,445

77,158 2,100

48,31,468 6,723

29,977 622

Karnataka

29,86,835 282

8,459 80

29,40,339 349

38,037 13

Tamil Nadu

26,98,493 1,075

12,288 252

26,50,145 1,315

36,060 12

Andhra Pradesh

20,64,854 567

4,777 122

20,45,713 437

14,364 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,114 13

100 6

16,87,115 7

22,899

West Bengal

15,89,042 976

7,973 124

15,61,973 837

19,096 15

Delhi

14,39,709 38

348 25

14,14,270 13

25,091

Odisha

10,39,818 549

4,392 213

10,27,108 334

8,318 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,926 28

263 14

9,92,088 12

13,575 2

Rajasthan

9,54,411 4

20 0

9,45,437 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,481 17

173 2

8,16,220 15

10,088

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,804 20

108 9

7,82,172 10

10,524 1

Haryana

7,71,204 15

133 5

7,61,022 10

10,049

Bihar

7,26,073 5

41 1

7,16,371 4

9,661

Telangana

6,70,829 186

4,164 63

6,62,714 122

3,951 1

Assam

6,09,506 244

3,838 153

5,99,681 391

5,987 6

Punjab

6,02,289 38

246 20

5,85,487 16

16,556 2

Jharkhand

3,48,705 28

160 30

3,43,408 56

5,137 2

Uttarakhand

3,43,861 17

150 6

3,36,312 23

7,399

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,865 70

838 16

3,26,596 86

4,431

Himachal Pradesh

2,23,406 261

1,972 211

2,17,693 48

3,741 2

Goa

1,77,969 23

454 29

1,74,152 51

3,363 1

Puducherry

1,27,846 40

443 10

1,25,546 50

1,857

Manipur

1,23,473 70

844 29

1,20,712 97

1,917 2

Mizoram

1,19,496 547

7,320 446

1,11,752 991

424 2

Tripura

84,438 15

123 1

83,499 14

816

Meghalaya

83,466 51

507 22

81,511 71

1,448 2

Chandigarh

65,331 5

29 2

64,482 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,120 6

115 22

54,725 28

280

Sikkim

31,925 13

177 1

31,353 12

395

Nagaland

31,759 12

222 3

30,856 15

681

Ladakh

20,925 8

47 6

20,670 2

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,682 1

6 0

10,672 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,650 2

5 1

7,516 1

129

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