Ernakulam under triple lockdown threat

Kochi: Even as Ernakulam has only recorded 314 confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far, with the number of active cases standing at 182 as of Sunday, the significant increase in the number of local transmission cases has become cause for concern.

As per statistics, since July 1, the number of local transmission cases in the district has risen to nearly 25 per cent of the total cases. This has given way to apprehensions that the district may also be heading towards a triple lockdown, following in the footsteps of Thiruvananthapuram.

Minister V.S Sunikumar too said that triple lockdown is likely to be imposed in Kochi.

As many as 63 cases of Covid- 19 were reported in the district from July 1 to 5, out of whom 18 had contracted the virus through contact.

This has prompted the district administration to enforce stringent measures, with the police department barricading the containment zones, limiting the movement of vehicles in the zones and increasing inspection drives in the city.

All major markets in the district are under police radar. Desk: Asianet Online