Kochi: The state government has informed the Kerala High Court that 40,000 test kits are ready for the diagnosis of COVID-19 on expats who will return to Kerala. In the affidavit submitted before the court, the government assured that over 1,25,000 rooms were arranged to quarantine the expats.
Earlier, the High Court has sought an explanation from the government regarding the arrangements for the expats who will be repatriated amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Responding to this, the government filed an affidavit detailing the arrangements including COVID-19 test for the expats.
Over 40,000 RTPCR kits to test COVID-19 were arranged in the state ahead of the expats’ return. 1,16,500 rooms with attached bathrooms are ready to quarantine the returning expats.
Apart from this, more than 9000 rooms are arranged in hotels and resorts. Expats will be able to take accommodation in these rooms at hotels and resorts after making payment, informed the government.
The government also reported that Kerala State Disaster Management Authority handed over a fund of around Rs 13 crore to district authorities to handle the crisis amid COVID-19 outbreak.