Commandos on streets to enforce lockdown as Kerala village turns Covid hotspot
Police commandos were deployed in Kerala’s Poonthura as the village turned into a Covid hotspot. The coastal hamlet, on the outskirts of state capital Thiruvananthapuram, has seen over a hundred infections. The commandos are to enforce a strict lockdown in the village. Days earlier, the state government had imposed a ‘triple lockdown’ in Thiruvananthapuram to curb infections. Kerala’s Covid tally has crossed the 6,000-mark with over 25 deaths.