Kerala Restrictions Tighten, Because of the spreading of the virus’s Omicron version, the Covid-19 high-level meeting agenda voted to strengthen limitations. The conference, which was headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, resolved to limit the number of individuals who might attend marriages, funerals, as well as other sociopolitical and cultural activities.
Currently, only 150 persons are permitted to attend events in closed halls. This number has been lowered to 75. The occupancy in open spaces will be lowered from 200 to 150. The commission, however, opted against placing any additional limits. There was a suggestion to reinstate the night curfew, but it was not taken into consideration by the administration at its meeting on Tuesday.
For several days, the state has topped the national list of Covid-related cases. The reason for this, as per analysts and the administration, is that the state’s peace process is still ongoing. Kerala had the greatest number of Covid mortality in the nation on Monday. In the previous 24 hours, India has recorded 124 Covid mortality. Kerala is represented by 71 people.
Screening at airports would be stepped up. The panel also recommended those who are eligible register for Covid-19 ex-gratia as soon as possible. The Chief Minister ordered that the applications be processed as soon as possible. A new process for persons in home confinement will be released by the State Health Department.
The number of cases that need to be reconciled has been reduced. The procedure will be completed soon. The higher statistics indicate that the state’s illnesses and cases are being reported more efficiently. The spike in mortality reports, according to public health specialist Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy, is part of the reconciliations. Despite the best efforts, though, the case rate is approaching about one percent. It can’t say Kerala has ‘raised cases,’ since there is no question that underreporting is rampant in other regions.
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