Thiruvananthapuram coastal belt excluded from list of containment zones

Micro containment zones to be formed in the area

September 24, 2020 08:50 am | Updated 08:50 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The coastal belt of the district has been excluded from the list of containment zones, District Collector Navjot Khosa said on Wednesday.

Coastal areas with a high number of cases will be treated as micro containment zones, Ms. Khosa said.

The following coastal areas will be treated as micro containment zones: Ward no: 4, Mudippura, Puthen Nada and Valiyapalli wards in Anchuthengu panchayat; Mannotukonam, Mannakallu in Kottukal panchayat; and Vengadambu ward in Kulathur panchayat.

The following coastal areas in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation limits are micro containment zones; Kochuthope (Vettuthope), St Xavier's Lane, Velankanni Junction (Beemapally ward); Azad Nagar and Balan Nagar (Manikyavilakom ward) SM Lock, Moonattumukku (Puthenpally ward) and Puthenthura (Vellar ward), a pressnote said.

The coastal belt was brought under total lockdown in mid-July following a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases. Additionally, a number of other places in the district have been included in the list of containment zones. Ward no: 14 in Pulimath panchayat; ward no: 12 in Kilimanoor panchayat; ward no: 13 in Perumkadavila panchayat; Valiyasala ward in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation; Latha Nagar, settlement colony and Naduvam in Ponnumangalam ward.

Ward no: 22 in the Pallichal panchayat has been excluded from the list of containment zones.

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