Despite having a clear edge over other states in terms of testing rate, doctors and experts in Kerala, wary over the extent of possible community spread in the state, are asking the government to avoid being complacent at this juncture.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates, Total COVID-19 Cases in India Latest Updates: Health Ministry officials have attributed the rise in the number of cases to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which took place in mid-March, but said that it, however, does not show a national trend.
To tackle suspicions of whether the novel coronavirus has spread into the community and if not prevent such a scenario, the Kerala government has announced ‘rapid tests’ that will ensure speedy results within half an hour. Who all should take it? How will it be conducted? We Explain.
Coronavirus India latest update today, 29 March: As thousands of migrant workers continued to return to their homes across states, the Centre on Sunday said all those who have travelled during the lockdown period will be put under a mandatory 14-day quarantine at government facilities.
In the last few days, there have been several reports about villages on the Kerala-Karnataka border in Kasaragod district getting cut off after police officials and villagers deposited large clumps of soil on roads leading to Kerala.
At a time when Kerala is under lockdown as part of measures to tackle coronavirus, the food that get sent out from this makeshift community kitchen in Thrikkakara municipality is central to the hunger-free project of the state government.
Coronavirus India latest update today, March 25: The Centre has asked the state governments to ensure unhindered operation of essential services and their seamless availability for the general public during the 21-day lockdown period announced to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that a knee-jerk decision to close down all retail liquor outlets in the state could have 'social repercussions' and that the state cannot afford such incidents at this juncture.
An advisory was sent by the Centre Sunday to chief secretaries of states asking to impose complete lock-down on 75 districts in the country, which have reported Covid-19 cases, in a bid to suspend movement of the public and break the chain of community transmission.
With 49 active infection cases and over 50,000 people under home quarantine as of Sunday, the Kerala's health system is under considerable duress and is bending over backwards to meet daily needs. Any added pressure will cause the system to collapse.
Coronavirus India update March 21: The country is also set to observe a 'janata curfew' from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated social distancing, asking people barring those in essential services not to get out of their homes.
Once again, the mental health apparatus in Kerala has been sharpened and polished to deal with a new challenge, perhaps its most daunting and herculean yet: the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 10,000 people across the world.
Last month, the Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) had written to India’s trade minister Piyush Goyal, asking him to assess the impact of coronavirus, particularly on small traders and businesses in the country.