Cannot guarantee that drop in number of cases is a sign of COVID withdrawing: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that regulations will have to be strictly followed even though the daily COVID cases are coming down in Kerala.
It has come to notice that the number of people attending wedding ceremonies is more than what is allowed in the state. Covid regulations will have to be followed in such ceremonies as this a time where a lot of weddings take place, the CM said. He also said that these regulations will have to be followed for a considerable amount of time.
It cannot be said that the decreasing number of COVID cases is a sign of the virus withdrawing. There have been several examples of COVID cases shooting up after it slowing down a bit, he said.
Those who go outside in taxis and in private vehicles have to wear masks. COVID protocols have to be maintained in driving schools as well.
Pregnant women should not be denied treatment at hospitals. The CM demanded that hospitals should give necessary treatment and care for pregnant women without considering their COVID status.
In Thrissur, there is disease transmission among children with less than 10 years of age and among senior citizens above the age of 60. Between October 19 and 21, 692 children tested positive for the virus in the district. The number of positive cases among senior citizens rose to 1238. Strict measures have to be taken to control disease transmission, he said.
The COVID positivity rate is increasing in Kasaragod. As per the High Court ruling, strict inspections will be carried out across border areas. Nobody will be stopped at the state border. People crossing the border should register in Kerala's COVID portal.
400 migrant workers at a private institution in Kozhikode district tested positive for COVID. 680 people were subjected to tests in the institution. Contractors should ensure that COVID protocols are followed in areas where migrant labourers live and work. COVID tests must be carried out in migrant labourer camps.