Unlock 1.0: Kerala will resume religious place, malls, offices, hotels June 9.

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

On 9 June, Kerala will reopen Religious Places, Shopping Malls, Private Offices, Hotels, and Restaurants that were shut down since 23 March due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The reopening is in line with the Centre’s strategy for a phased unlocking of the economy from 7 June.

According to a list of protocols issued by the government on Friday night, these places should be sanitized on 8 June. The state, which has 973 active cases, had extended the lockdown in containment zones — 128 micro hotspots — until 30 June.

All places that are reopened should ensure social distancing norms, allowing only 15 people per 100 square meters, and only a maximum of 100 people inside a complex at a time, the protocol said. Malls should fix timing for those who enter, and keep air-conditioning to 24-30 degrees Celsius. Hotels and restaurants should serve food only in dishes cleaned in hot water.

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