Kerala under complete lockdown on July 31, August 1
Thiruvananthapuram: Complete lockdown to be imposed in Kerala on July 31 and August 1 due to rising COVID19 cases in the state.
Union Health Min Mansukh Mandaviya said the Central Government is sending a 6-member team to Kerala headed by Director, National Centre for Disease Control. As a large number of COVID cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in COVID management.
The team shall reach Kerala on 30th July, 2021 and visit a few districts. The team shall work closely with the State Health Departments, take a stock of on ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by the State.
The state was under complete lockdown throughout the weekend on July 24 and 25. The state government on July 16 had relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions in Kerala for three days from July 18 to July 20 on account of the Bakri Eid celebrations on July 21.
Kerala with an active case load of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1% of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 in the last 7 days. Average daily cases being reported in the state are above 17,443. The state has also reported a high case positivity of 12.93% cumulatively and 11.97% weekly. 6 districts are reporting more than 10% weekly positivity.