Kerala unlock | Fully vaccinated people allowed to dine-in at hotels, restaurants, and bars
Only eateries with fully vaccinated staffers will be allowed to reopen for dining-in with 50 percent of their seating capacity, the Kerala government announced.
September 26, 2021 / 04:23 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has allowed hotels, restaurants, and bars to open for in-house dining for persons fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Only eateries with fully vaccinated staffers will be allowed to reopen for dining-in with 50 percent of their seating capacity.
Additionally, air conditioning will not be allowed, and the bars and restaurants will have to keep doors and windows open for proper ventilation.
The Kerala government has further said that persons below 18 years of age will not be allowed inside restaurants for dining in as they have not been vaccinated yet, reported News18.
So far, 91 percent of Kerala’s population has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 39 percent of the state’s vaccine beneficiaries have been fully vaccinated.
Notably, the Kerala government also recently allowed schools to reopen from November 1, after they have been shut since March 2020. Draft guidelines for the same were issued on September 24, which mentioned that only two students will have to be seated on each bench and mid-day meal services will also remain suspended.
Kerala on September 25 added 16,671 new COVID-19 cases and 120 deaths. As per the Kerala CM, 57.6 percent of the coronavirus deaths logged in the state were among unvaccinated persons, while 26.3 percent of the deaths were among those who had taken just the first dose, and 7.9 percent among fully vaccinated persons.Follow our coverage of the coronavirus crisis here