Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked all states to ensure strict compliance of Covid containment measures, as the case load is decreasing but numbers are still high.
"We have given at least one dose of the vaccine to more than 91 per cent (of adults) and 39 per cent have got both,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. "There was also a sharp decrease in hospitalisations and the rate of reinfection is also on the decline..."
When floods hit southern India, it looked as though a young couple would be unable to make their wedding. But they managed to reach the temple by floating through the flooded streets in a giant metal cooking pot.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a letter to state Chief Secretary V.P. Joy that an active search for cases needs to be undertaken in the containment area as per the micro plan provided by the central team.
Salin Mankuzhy, an official with the Norka-ROOTS, the state’s agency for the welfare of the non-resident Keralites, said the daughters of the returnees will also get the relief.
As we sing — “Are you sleeping, brother John? Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing, ding dong dong” – time for schools in Kerala to reopen full-fledged from the 1st of November. A welcoming decision for all the students
“Currently, there is no reason for concern but everyone should strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines,” the minister said. “Everyone should use masks and sanitisers and maintain social distance. Those who have not yet been vaccinated should get the jab at the earliest.”
The death in India is also the first in Asia. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency on July 23.
India on Friday decided to impose a week's compulsory home quarantine on all those arriving from abroad in view of the surge in coronavirus and Omicron cases, Indian Health Ministry said.
For a whole 10 days, not just Kerala, but Keralites in other parts of India and overseas, are on jubilant mode as they mark Onam, the famous harvest festival, which celebrates the return of the legendary demon King Mahabali.