Kerala: Amid COVID-19 Rising Cases Complete Lockdown On Weekends

In the wake of the rising number of the Wuhan virus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, Kerala announced complete lockdown on the weekends.

With this, the South Indian State would be under lockdown on the 31st July and the 1st of August. The decision to impose the lockdown was taken by the Kerala Government after the recent rise in the COVID-19 cases. The decision to impose weekend lockdown is currently implemented for the coming weekend only.

Meanwhile, to inspect the Wuhan virus situation in the State, the Central Government is sending a team of 6 members. The six member team from the Union Health Ministry, headed by Dr. Sujeet Kumar, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control would reach Kerala to take control.

The Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter and said, “As a large number of Covid cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in Covid-19.”

After the second wave of the Novel Coronavirus, Kerala became the only Indian state with the highest number of active cases. Currently, Kerala has 1,49,534 active cases of the deadly virus.

Considering the large number of COVID cases in Kerala, the team would aid the State’s ongoing efforts to control the spread. The Central team would also help in stategising the COVID-19 management in the State.

Meanwhile, in the past 24 hours, Kerala recorded 22,056 fresh COVID-19 cases with 131 new deaths and 17,761 recoveries. With this, the total caseload is 33,27,301, of which 1,49,534 are active cases, 31,60,804 are recovered/discharged cases and 16,457 are deceased cases.

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