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50 people at weddings, funerals: Kerala imposes curbs amid COVID spike

Offices should consider implementing work-from-home option wherever possible

pinarayi onmanorama Pinarayi Vijayan | Via onmanorama

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, Kerala on Monday imposed a cap of 50 people in all public gatherings including weddings and funerals.

The decision was taken at a COVID-19 review meet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Strict curbs will be imposed on all public and private gatherings. Offices should consider operating with work-from-home option wherever possible, the guidelines stated.

No weekend or night curfew will be imposed in the current situation. Schools and other educational institutions will continue in the current offline mode until further notice. A decision on closure of schools will be taken at the next review meeting.

The latest surge in COVID-19 cases is attributed to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Kerala reported 6,238 new COVID cases and 2,390 recoveries on Sunday. With this, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 34,902.

(This article was first published in onmanorama)

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