The Union health ministry said this has impacted and skewed the status of India's key monitoring indicators like Covid cases, deaths and positivity rate
Kerala government's decision to ease the restrictions was taken after assessing the situation and paying heed to the recommendation of the state health department.
About Kerala, which continues to report a high number of Covid cases and deaths, Dr. Samiran Panda said that they are tracking the infection very well.
An officer of the Disaster Management Department said the new order revoking the work-from-home arrangement was issued to bring clarity to both employers and employees.
The government decision is based on the consistent decline in new Covid cases and test positivity rate in the state. The state reported 29471 new cases and a TPR of 30 per cent on Tuesday.
The government added that unlike in theatres, malls are visited by a moving population, none of whom stay at a single place for long
The districts are classified as Category C, which calls for utmost focus. A district is classified as Category C, if more than 25 per cent patients admitted in hospitals are Covid patients.
In a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CII said it is critical to ensure that economic recovery remains on track to enable people to recover to pre-pandemic income levels.
Crowds will be restricted at malls, industrial establishments, beaches, theme parks and other tourist centres, it was declared.
The daily cases increased to 5,296 on January 7. On January 12, the daily infection rate went up to 12,742 and the state reported 22,946 fresh infections on January 17.
Various industries which have been recovering from the huge losses caused by two lockdowns are scared at the thought of new restrictions to check the spread of disease
Government may impose more restrictions; cases likely to surge in coming days: Experts
The group dance is a prelude to the party’s district conference to be held from January 14 to 16.
The state has reported 230 Omicron cases -- 59 from high-risk countries, 141 from other countries and 30 local contacts
Only 75 people are allowed for indoor functions and 150 for those held outdoors. Earlier, it was 150 and 300 respectively.