Covid 19 has been confirmed to 14 persons in the state today. The virus has been confirmed by people including a health worker. The number of people infected with the virus has risen to 105. 72 4460 people are under surveillance in the state. Of these, 460 are under observation at a hospital, the chief minister said.

In the morning hours, scores of people were out on the roads, forcing police to act tough with them. At Kollam, people were seen visiting religious places while the lockdown was not taken seriously by residents of Thrissur, where maximum number of people under observation reside.

On Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced a state-wide lockdown till March 31, except shops selling essential items, fuel stations, banks, and state-owned retail liquor outlets.

Malappuram Collector Jafar Malik wrote on Facebook that 144 was not imposed to bring difficulties to the people, but for everyone's safety.

Traders should not assume that this situation can be taken advantage of. There will be stringent action if prices are increased or hoarded. It has been noted that this trend has started, albeit without some angles.