According to news agency ANI, Kerala will impose a strict lockdown on 31st July and 1st August in regard to the rising COVID 19 cases in the state.
The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya affirmed that the government will send a 6 member team to Kerala headed by Director, National Centre for Disease Control. He further added that the team will aid the state’s ongoing effort in COVID management.
Central Government is sending 6 member team to Kerala headed by NCDC Director.
As large number of COVID cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid state’s ongoing efforts in #COVID19 management.
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) July 29, 2021
In accordance with the findings of a serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) carried out between June 14 and July 6, at least two-thirds of the population survey in 11 states were found to have developed COVID 19 antibodies. In the finding, Madhya Pradesh claims to lead the chart with 79 percent seroprevalence while on the other hand, Kerala stands at the bottom with 44.4 percent.
On Wednesday, Kerala reported 22,056 fresh COVID 19 cases leading the state’s total cases to 33,27,301. The state has witnessed over 131 deaths while 16,457 recovered.
The worst affected district in the state is namely Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kollam, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, and Kottayam.
The news agency ANI quoted a source who revealed, Union Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to the Kerala government on ‘super spreader events’ observed in the state while emphasizing the need for strict compliance with social gathering guidelines.