Ground Report | New Delhi: Relaxation in lockdown in Kerala; The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has opposed the decision of the Kerala government to relax the restrictions imposed on Bakrid due to the Corona epidemic. Bakrid is being celebrated on 21st July. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad said on Sunday that this decision of the Kerala government would put the health of the common people at great risk.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad working president Alok Kumar told reporters in Delhi that the state government of Uttarakhand had recently decided to cancel the Kanwar Yatra in view of the possibility of a third wave of corona epidemic in the country. He said, “But the decision of Kerala will create a huge crisis on the public health system and it will weaken the country’s fight against the corona epidemic.”
Alok Kumar said that the Uttar Pradesh government had initially given permission for the Kanwar Yatra with certain conditions, but when the Supreme Court took suo moto cognizance of the matter, the state government canceled the annual journey, believing that the right to life was paramount. decided to do.
In Kerala, the state government has decided to relax restrictions related to the Covid protocol for three days. On this Vishwa Hindu Parishad says that they hope that the Supreme Court will take cognizance of this matter.
The VHP leader said, “We are surprised that even when all the circumstances are in front of everyone, the Chief Minister of Kerala has announced that no restrictions will be implemented in the three days of Bakrid. Malls, theatres, markets will all be open.”
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday announced the relaxation of some restrictions imposed for the prevention of the corona epidemic. (Relaxation in lockdown in Kerala;)
He had said that in view of Bakrid being celebrated in the state on July 21, shops selling clothes, footwear, jewellery, fancy goods, electronic items, all kinds of repairing shops, and other essential items on July 18, 19, and 20.
This decision has been made for all the three types of areas under category A, B, and C, while in the areas falling under category D, this exemption will be available only on July 19.
In Kerala, the areas where the test positivity rate is less than five percent are placed in category A, regions with a test positivity rate of five to 10 percent are in category B, those with 10 to 15 percent in category C and more than 15 percent tests. Areas with positivity rates have been placed in the D category.