Kerala Under Community Spread Threat, Tightens Curbs For A Week
All medical shops and shops selling essential items will remain open during the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram. Major roads leading to the city, except for an entry and exit road, will remain closed. Secretariat will not function during the triple lockdown: Kerala CMO https://t.co/8CmqmDolj0— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2020
Before the start of the Vande Bharat Mission, the active cases in Kerala were only 16 but now the active cases have increased to 2,230. On July 5, 225 infection cases were reported across the state. The biggest concern of the state government is that the source of some coronavirus cases is not known. Such isolated cases are coming up every day and the Kerala government fears that community transmission is likely to occur.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan has said that so far one lakh people have returned to Kerala from abroad. In such an environment, if the lockdown is relaxed then the risk of transmission will increase. Vijayan said that this is a war against Coronavirus and everyone has to be a part of this war. Meanwhile, the state government has decided to extend safety guidelines for a year. It has been made necessary to apply masks in the state for the next year and if not doing so, you will have to pay a fine of Rs 10,000. Similarly, the restrictions that 50 people can attend a wedding and 20 can attend a funeral will continue for the next year.
Kerala recorded 225 new COVID-19 cases today, taking active cases to 2,228. A total of 3,174 patients have recovered from the disease so far: State Health Minister KK Shailaja (file photo) pic.twitter.com/j8jZugCs5N— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2020