Covid-19 is now under control, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: The Covid-19 pandemic in the state is now under control and there is nothing to be concerned about, said the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday while speaking to media persons.

The daily positive cases and number of patients in hospital have come down, he added. “82 percent of the state population acquired herd immunity against the virus and in children it is 40 percent, revealed sero survey result. The number of people infected and received the vaccine after the sero survey will lead us to a conclusion that nearly 90 percent of population might have acquired herd immunity by now.”

He also said that the state succeeded in preventing the spread at homes. “The state achieved progress in vaccination drive too as 2.51-crore people received the first dose of vaccine. 94.08 percent of the population, which is supposed to be vaccinated, received first dose and 46.05 percent received both the doses.”

He urged all to take vaccine immediately without fail. “Those who have taken Covishield vaccine should take the second dose at a gap of 84 days and Covaxin takers get 28-day gap for the second jab. In total, 3,75,45,497 shots of vaccines were administered so far.”

He urged public to take extra care at rain rehabilitation camps to avoid the spread of virus.

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