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Coronavirus lockdown: For Kerala, protecting primary contacts new challenge
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Primary contacts also made up a significant proportion of the new cases reported on Wednesday. Kerala saw 24 fresh coronavirus cases, 15 of which were primary contacts. Kasaragod, a COVID-19 hotspot, made up half of Wednesday’s cases, with 10 primary contacts.

Karnataka roads closed: Clear blockade on highway, Kerala HC tells Centre
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

On Wednesday, 12 fresh confirmed cases were reported in Kasaragod, taking the total in the district to 120. Fifty-four confirmed cases have been reported so far in neighbouring Kannur.

Kasaragod: Kerala district with links to Dubai among those with most cases
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Senior IAS officer Alkesh Kumar Sharma, who has been appointed special officer in Kasaragod, said stern action would be initiated against those who violate the quarantine regimen. "Those under observation should not venture out of their homes."

Behind 93-yr-old’s recovery, several miracles: ‘6 times we thought we lost him’
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

A couple, 93-year-old Thomas and Mariyamma, 88, suffering from age-related illnesses and underlying diseases, tested negative for coronavirus and are set to be discharged from hospital.

Kerala: Workers’ protest over lack of food supply enters Day 2
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Senior district administration officials pacified the workers, assuring them of food supplies, at Bhai Colony near Perumbavur — a major migrant hub in central Kerala.

Kerala: Migrant workers say they want food, ask to be taken back home
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Around 11 am, the workers turned out in huge numbers and blocked a road in Paipad. But by afternoon, after the government assured them of regular food supplies, the protesters returned to their camps.

Coronavirus: Confirmed and hounded on social media, Kerala couple test negative, leave hospital
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The virus had cast a shadow over the Kottayam-based family. Seven relatives of Thomas, 34, including his parents-in-law and the latter’s aged parents, were tested positive for COVID-19. All have emerged negative.

Lack of liquor in lockdown triggers suicides in Kerala
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

While Kerala has seen restrictions on liquor in various ways in the past, this is the first time that total prohibition has come into effect in the state due to the lockdown.

First COVID-19 death in Kerala: Days after return from Dubai, man dies
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Saturday saw six fresh coronavirus cases being reported from various districts, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 182.

Why Kerala government is considering revealing names of patients
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the new coronavirus cases reported on Friday had contacted several persons and visited many places and therefore, the government is thinking about publicising their names.

In Kerala, people set aside fear to offer homes as quarantine centres
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Health department officials said many others, mainly those living abroad, have come forward to hand over their houses. “A hotel owner has allowed us to use rooms for isolation,’’ said the official.

Kerala: IAS officer skips home quarantine to return to UP
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Anupam Mishra, sub-collector in Kollam district, had been on leave and joined back duty on March 18. Realising that Mishra had gone abroad during the leave period, he was directed to remain under observation at his official residence.

Coronavirus: Kerala plans public kitchens, says no one should starve
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The government has also entrusted local bodies and the revenue department to ensure food and accommodation for migrant workers still in Kerala.

Kerala records highest single-day spike as coronavirus count moves up to 67
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

This is the largest single-day jump in the number of cases for the state. As many as 59,295 people are under observation in Kerala.

12 new coronavirus cases in Kerala — all returned from Gulf
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Of the new cases, six were reported in Kasaragod district, where the government has implemented stringent measures to avert a community spread.

Hand-wash kiosks to free masks, Kerala works to break the chain
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The state, which has so far reported 40 positive cases of coronavirus infection, has 31,000-odd people who have been in isolation, at homes or in hospitals.

Coronavirus: 47-yr-old man who tested positive went to weddings; two MLAs quarantine self
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Lapses of the health department and administration in not being able to ensure such persons remain in quarantine has snowballed into a health crisis in Kasaragod district.

Kerala reports 12 fresh coronavirus cases, state’s total now 40
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

After a review meeting, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that the situation in Kasaragod district is very serious.

Coronavirus: One more tests positive in Kerala, CM Vijayan announces Rs 20,000-crore package
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The latest person to be infected hails from Kasaragod and tested positive on his return from Dubai. As on Thursday, 31,000 people are under observation in Kerala.

Coronavirus: In race to trace contacts at Kerala hotspot, a husband & wife
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

In Pathanamthitta alone, where the family was based, 876 primary and secondary contacts were traced, and placed in quarantine at homes or isolation centres.

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