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COVID-19: Strict regulations in Kochi

Kochi, Jul 02 (UNI) Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar, who is in charge of the district, on Thursday urged the public not to venture out unnecessarily, and strict regulations are being implemented in the city.
The situation on Broadway here is a warning. Police and health workers will conduct special examinations in the area. Institutions including banks will be closed down in containment zones even if they are included in the essential service category, the minister said.
Kumar said the co-operation of all is required to ensure that the rate of COVID-19 transmission will be curtailed. Hence crowded areas like markets will have to be closed down.
Meanwhile, the authorities were waiting for the test result of 26 persons.
Thoppumpadi has also been declared a containment zone along with Ernakulam market.
The district administration has made it clear that they cannot approve the traders demand to set up an alternate market in the city.
The samples of about 200 people were also taken after some employees in the market tested positive. So far 12 persons connected to the market have contracted the disease.
UNI GKN GK 2127
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