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Thiruvananthapuram: Despite an increase in covid cases, CPM is going ahead with plans to host Kasaragod and Thrissur district conferences as scheduled. Meantime, several participants who attended the Thiruvananthapuram district conference has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days.
The situation in the state capital hasn’t forced the CPM to wind up the conference in the district. Besides delegates, several volunteers and members of the organizing committee were also tested positive for the virus. It was reported that many people are in isolation at home without getting tested.
The district administration estimates that 35 clusters were formed in Thiruvananthapuram, one of which was the CPM district convention.
On Saturday, the chief secretary issued an order not to hold any public functions in the district. However, the CPM district conference concluded on Sunday with a music event.
In Kasaragod, CPM leaders have announced plans for events related to the district conference to be dropped, including a public meeting scheduled on the concluding day of the conference. Though TPR touched 29.3%, the CPM is planning to go ahead with the conference scheduled from January 21 to 23. Meantime, CPM had stated that less than 200 people will attend the convention, there are also volunteers, who are not included in the list.
In Thrissur, CPM district leadership has limited the number of people attending the event to 175. The conference will be hosted at an indoor stadium, with a seating capacity for more than 500 people. However, the district leadership of CPM claimed that the limited number of delegates means better chances for the covid protocols to be followed.
In addition to the 175 delegates, 11 district secretariat members and members from other upper committees will attend the conference along with volunteers.
Currently, the TPR rate in the Thrissur district has been above 30 per cent for the last three days. So far 28 clusters have been formed in the district.