Amidst rising Covid-19 cases in Kerala, horse racing was held at Chittur- Thathamangalam in Palakkad violating the Covid protocols. According to reports, nearly 45 horses participated in the event. Police have registered a case against nearly 500 people for organising such an event at the Thathamangalam market area.
The event took place at Thathamangalam when the state was considering the introduction of lockdown. The race took place between 7:30 am to 8:30 am. More police reached the place and stopped the event which openly violated the Covid protocols.
A case has been registered against the organisers and others for violating the contagious disease control law. According to reports, the district administration was informed about the event, however, they haven't initiated action to control or stop the event. Reportedly, the police had instructed the organisers to conduct the event with a limited horse, but they have violated the protocol.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Kerala has recorded 28,447 Covid-19 cases, marking the highest single-day spike. Also, the state witnessed 27 deaths related to Covid-19. In the last 24 hours, none of the UK, South Africa or Brazil returnees tested positive. Till now, 108 people from the UK, 7 from South Africa and 1 from Brazil had tested Covid-19 positive. On Friday, seven new hotspots were identified while three places were removed from the list.