After SC rapping, Kerala to not prolong Covid relaxations additional; curbs, weekend lockdowns to proceed

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By Categorical Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After dealing with criticism from Supreme Courtroom over lifting lockdown curbs earlier than Bakrid, the state on Tuesday determined to not prolong the relief additional.

It has additionally determined to proceed the restrictions based mostly on take a look at positivity charge within the native our bodies, for yet one more week.

The weekend lockdowns can even proceed. The choices have been taken at a evaluate assembly on Covid-19 chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 

The Supreme Courtroom had criticised the state for giving into the strain teams to announce a three-day leisure of lockdown that ended on Tuesday.

The remarks got here throughout a listening to difficult the state’s order for lifting curbs throughout the pandemic.

The state reported 16,848 new positives with a TPR of 11.91 p.c on Tuesday.

The evaluate assembly famous that the seven-day common take a look at positivity charge has elevated to 10.8 p.c with three northern districts- Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod- reporting most numbers.  

The chief minister directed the districts administrations and native our bodies within the district to intervene to convey down the numbers.

Strengthening interventions on the ward stage and efficient implementation of micro containment methods have been mooted on the assembly. It has been determined to keep away from the crossing of state borders by plantation employees.

The chief minister has directed the officers involved to discover preparations for lodging for the employees close to the plantations.

The assembly has additionally determined to conduct 3 lakh extra Covid exams on Friday.  

The well being division carried out 3.75 lakh on July 15 and 16.

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