CM expresses concerns over COVID-19 spike at Valadu in Wayanad, Chekkiad in Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed concern over the rapid spread of COVID-19 at Chekkiad in Kozhikode and Valadu in Wayanad.
On Tuesday, 8 family members at Thavinjal panchayat in Wayanad tested positive for COVID-19. Following this, 98 people underwent tests and 43 among them turned positive.
The district authority has declared Thavinjal panchayat as a containment zone, the CM said.
After the funeral of a Valadu native, two weddings took place in this region. Many people attended the weddings resulting in more people contracting the virus. Everyone who attended all these functions have been advised to immediately contact the health department, he said.
At the same time, COVID positive cases are increasing at Sulthan Bathery. The licence of a wholesale shop, which caused the spread of the disease, was cancelled. It is reported that goods from a neighbouring state frequently arrived in this shop, the CM said.
Meanwhile, 12 migrant workers tested COVID positive in Kozhikode on Monday. The Chief Minister informed that more than 20 people should not be allowed for weddings or funerals in the district, he added.
At the same time, over 30 people who attended a wedding at Chekkiad panchayat in Kozhikode tested positive for the disease.
COVID cases are increasing at Pattambi cluster also. Among the 3,703 people who underwent the test, 271 have tested positive until Tuesday. 7,000 households were surveyed in Pattambi. Among those in 122 houses who displayed COVID-19 symptoms, 10 tested positive, he said.