The Kerala government on Saturday announced a one more week extension of the state’s lockdown until June 9, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the extension of the shutdown during a press conference here.
The state has been on lockdown since May 8 following the sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
The chief minister also announced the withdrawal of the “triple lockdown” in the district of Malappuram, where the number of cases was high.
However, the general lockdown will continue in the district along with other districts across the state.
The government previously extended the state’s lockdown twice – on May 16 and 23 – after reviewing the situation.