Kerala government imposes fresh COVID measures as cases increase

KERALA: On 28th August 2021, due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state of Kerala, the state issued new guidelines to tackle the problem. 

The state decided that a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am will be effective from August 30th. 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday stated, “In areas where the weekly infection population ratio is above 7 percent, the government has decided to implement a lockdown. From next week there will be night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am. Night curfew has already been issued for tomorrow”. 

India has reported close to 50,000 new cases in the last 24 hours with the death count being 509. As the surge in COVID cases continued, the state of Kerala reported 31,625 new cases and 153 deaths. The positivity rate in Kerala stands at 18.67%. 

There has been an upward soar of COVID infection in the state of Kerala for the past few days thus the local bodies have been asked to ensure to have adequate stock of vaccines.

Redundant measures and restrictions are to be enforced in areas where the infection population ratio is above 7%. 

The IPS officers have been asked to implement preventive measures as per guidelines and enforce restrictions where needed. 

The state has asked those who have the necessary facilities at houses should home quarantine while others should move to domiciliary COVID care centres. 

The Kerala government has come under criticism due to their alleged “mishandling” of the pandemic situation, and all 14 districts in Kerala have been identified as been affected by the high positivity rate and an upsurge in cases. 

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