As Kerala reported 3,502 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the state has decided to ramp up restrictions to fight the sudden surge of Covid-19. During a core committee meeting chaired by Kerala Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta, a decision to intensify police checking for Covid-19 violation in the state was taken.
With the country facing a second wave of Covid-19, the committee decided that intensifying police inspection should be a major step to check the spread of Covid-19 in Kerala. During the recently concluded election campaign in Kerala, many were violating Covid-19 norms. The state will likely see a huge surge in cases in the coming days.
The police will check if people are following norms like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. The committee decided that sectoral magistrates will be appointed to take action against those not following the protocol.
The core committee took a decision to ramp up testing and vaccination in Kerala. It was also decided that the one-week quarantine for the travellers from other states and foreign countries will continue.
Meanwhile, Thrissur Collector S Shanavas and Thiruvananthapuram Collector Navjot Khosa has asked election agents to immediately take RT-PCR tests. They have also asked them to go to the quarantine for a week.
Kerala reported 3,502 positive cases, 1,955 recoveries and 16 deaths. A total of 60,554 samples were collected and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) is at 5.78%.