COVID-19 situation in Ernakulam critical; no warning before triple lockdown: V. S. Sunil Kumar
Kochi: Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar warned that triple lockdown will be imposed in Kochi without warning if necessary. “The present situation in Ernakulam is very critical and strict vigil is being observed,” Sunil Kumar, who is in charge of Ernakulam district said.
July is considered the month when diseases intensify in the state. The situation is no different in Ernakulam. Strict vigil is being observed as the district contains a metropolitan city. The number of containment zones will be increased. A triple lockdown will be imposed without warning if the situation in any one of the containment zones worsens. If the experts demand a triple lockdown, it will be imposed without warning, the Minister Clarified.
Meanwhile, the test result of a patient admitted to the Ernakulam Government General Hospital has come out positive. Following this, the cardiac ICU and male ward at the hospital have been declared containment zones.
40 patients have been quarantined in the hospital itself. Over 50 hospital staff will also remain in quarantine for 7 days. All of them will be subjected to COVID-19 tests after 5 days, RMO Dr. Syriac P. Joy told Mathrubhumi.com.