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Surge in COVID-19 cases in Kerala attributable to ‘laxity’ in following precautions, says Pinarayi Vijayan


Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday acknowledged laxity and complacency had been the explanations for the surge in coronavirus cases within the disclose even when Kerala modified into lauded for its suited work in stopping spread of the infection to begin with.

“The people mustn’t be complacent in taking precautionary measures in opposition to COVID-19. It’s main not simplest to address the disease, nonetheless furthermore to salvage precautions to stop it. Earlier we had taken your total main precautions. All people hailed Kerala for its suited work in COVID-19 activities, ” acknowledged Vijayan while inaugurating a function of upgrading of 102 predominant health centres within the disclose to family health centres thru video conferencing as allotment of the Ardram project.

“But we had been careless for quite so a lot of causes. We must undergo in mind with guilt that here’s the rationale we now comprise reached the most up-to-date disclose,” he acknowledged.

The manager minister ‘s remarks arrive at a time when Kerala’s active cases which had once reached to 16 now rose to 11,342 on Sunday evening.

Vijayan acknowledged that Kerala must cross severely and with single-mindedness to beat the most up-to-date surge within the quantity of COVID-19 cases.

“House quarantine must be strictly adhered to. Bodily distance is obligatory. There is not any compromise on this regard. Strict lag will most definitely be taken in opposition to other folks that be aware negligence. The locals came together to voluntarily donate the desired beds and cots to the first-line treatment centres. Such other folks’s participation is main to stop the pandemic,” he acknowledged.

The Chief Minister acknowledged that there are within the interim 284 Household Health Centres functioning within the disclose.

“Besides, 102 family predominant health care centres had been upgraded as Household Health Centres this day taking the total Household Health Centres to 386,” he added.

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