COVID-19: Kerala paid the price for negligence during Onam, criticises Dr. Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has criticised Kerala coronavirus prevention activities.
The Union Minister took to his official Twitter handle on Sunday as part of ‘Sunday Samvaad’ and expressed concern over the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Kerala.
Sunday Samvaad was discussing four questions; Has the virus mutated? How did Kerala go from best to worst performing against #COVID19? Is there any intranasal Vaccine for COVID19? Mismatch in number of #Covid related deaths?
In the one-minute long promo video of Sunday Samvaad, Dr. Harsh Vardhan had said that no mutation of coronavirus has been detected in India. He added that the virus will not be transmitted through newspapers and that there is no intranasal vaccine for COVID-19 under clinical trial.
Speaking during the event, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that Kerala paid a big price for its gross negligence after having good control over the virus during the initial phase. He pointed out that Onam festivities resulted in the spread of the virus. He added that People gathered in large numbers during Onam but did not take adequate preventive measures.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan added that other states must learn from Kerala’s spurt in coronavirus cases and remain careful during the coming festival season. He added that COVID-19 appropriate behaviour must be followed diligently during the festive season.
#WatchNow#SundaySamvaad— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) October 18, 2020
Has #coronavirus mutated?
How Kerala’s performance against #COVID19 worsen?
Is there an intranasal Vaccine for COVID?
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