Twenty-eight positive cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala on Monday, taking the total number of patients under treatment to 91, following which the government decided to lockdown the state till March 31.
Of the 28, 19 are from the worst-effected northern district of Kasaragod, five from Kannur, four from Pathanamthitta, two from Ernakulam and one from Thrissur, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told after a COVID-19 review meeting.
Twenty-five of the 28 found positive on Monday had returned from Dubai, Vijayan said adding that the state has decided to impose lockdown till March 31.
All border roads of the state would be closed.
KSRTC and private buses will not ply, but private vehicles would be allowed.