COVID-19 cases in Kerala will increase: KK Shailaja
Thiruvananthapuram: State Health Minister KK Shailaja said that the number of COVID-19 patients in Kerala will increase further. She stated that the rise in numbers were expected and that certain people coming from outside the state can be COVID positive.
In the coming days, the number of COVID-19 cases will go up depending on the number of people returning to the state. If the returnees adhere to quarantine protocol of the government, the transmission of disease to other people can be contained. That is how the curve can be flattened, the Health Minister said.
COVID-19 patients among the returnees can be managed efficiently, provided that they follow all the quarantine protocols. The senior citizens should follow reverse quarantine. They should not interact with any of the returnees from other states or abroad. KK Shailaja said that only if these regulations are followed will Kerala be able to save itself.
"The government is trying to reduce the mortality rate. The virus is being transmitted through contact including to healthcare workers. Even Though it has caused anxiety, the government has taken all necessary precautions," the Minister said.