Amid a surge within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Kerala, the state has imposed an entire weekend lockdown on Sunday.
The Kerala authorities on Thursday had introduced an entire lockdown amid the spike of COVID-19 circumstances from July 31 to August 01, this 12 months.
Streets remained abandoned in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi with solely outlets promoting important commodities allowed to stay open.
Kerala with an energetic caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1 p.c of the entire energetic circumstances within the nation, with a development price of 1.41 within the final 7 days, experiences mentioned.
The common day by day circumstances being reported within the state are above 17,443. The state has additionally reported a excessive case positivity of 12.93 p.c cumulatively and 11.97 p.c weekly. Six districts are reporting greater than 10 p.c of weekly positivity, mentioned state well being officers.
Amid the rising circumstances in Kerala, the Centre authorities despatched a staff of six members headed by Dr. S Ok Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Centre’s staff has been despatched to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting efficient public well being measures for COVID-19 administration.
Meanwhile, the six-member high-level multidisciplinary staff that went to Kerela following the state’s sudden spurt in Covid-19 circumstances is scheduled to go to ten districts.
On Saturday, the staff had reached Alpuzha and is on the grounds. The staff will go to the worst affected, primarily southern and northern districts of the state that are reporting extra constructive circumstances, knowledgeable an official whereas speaking to ANI.
The official added, “The go to shall be adopted by a briefing with the Chief Secretary of the state and secretaries of assorted different departments on August 2. Other officers will even attend the briefing on-line.