Kerala imposed a complete lockdown on weekend due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. Kerala is witnessing a surge in a spike of daily COVID-19 cases. Thus, the Kerala government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown from this week.
Moreover, the central government sent a six-member team from the National Centre for Disease Control to the state, tweeted Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
He said in his tweet that “As a large number of Covid cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in Covid management.”
Meanwhile, nearly 2/3rd of the population surveyed in 11 states was found to have developed coronavirus antibodies, as per the findings of a serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) done between June 14 and July 6.
The Health Ministry yesterday said that the state is “focused more on mitigation process of treating cases than containment“. The southern state, one of the most lauded states in the past for its best practices in Covid management, is now contributing around 40 per cent of positive cases in the country daily.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) serosurvey done between June 14 and July 6 says that Kerala, at 44.4 per cent, has the lowest Covid antibodies.