Union health minister Harsh Vardhan cautions all states ahead of the festive season to not repeat what happened in Kerala.

Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday blamed Kerala’s negligence throughout Onam competition for the sudden spike within the variety of Covid-19 instances. Addressing his weekly social media programme Sunday Samvaad, the minister stated each state ought to take a lesson from Kerala scenario. “The state is paying the price of its gross negligence. There were huge congregations during Onam and adequate safety measures were not taken,” the minister stated.

Between January 30 and May 3, Kerala reported solely 499 instances and two deaths and the instances have been concentrates in just a few districts, the minister stated including the resumption of interstate and intrastate journey began triggering the quantity.

The first confirmed Covid-19 case in India was reported in Kerala on January 30. It took 203 days to breach the 50,000-mark in whole Covid instances because the state managed to rein within the unfold of the an infection with stringent surveillance. However, the subsequent 50,000 was reached inside the subsequent 23 days. And on October 13, Kerala’s Covid-19 tally crossed the three lakh-mark.

On Saturday, 9,016 new instances of an infection have been reported from the state. A central workforce was despatched to the state to look at why the scenario has worsened over the previous few weeks. Health specialists stated the subsequent few weeks are vital for the state and requested officers and public to not decrease their guard in the course of the festive season.

The state, nonetheless, authorities has claimed that the scenario will not be but grim as Kerala’s restoration fee is excessive — every day recoveries are increased than every day infections.


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