With the surge in the number of Covid cases in the State, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan whilst chairing a Covid review meeting, decided to deploy volunteers similar to the lockdown period in the wake of the Covid outbreak. Two groups of volunteers will be formed on ward basis. While one group will deliver goods and services in the homes located in Covid zones, the other will attend to the need of Covid patients.
The Kerala Beverages Corporation has decided to provide door delivery of liquor once it receives the go ahead from the government. The delivery service, if approved, is likely to start on a trial basis in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts before moving on to the rest.
Meanwhile, Kerala is set to extend a helping hand to Delhi in view of the depleting stock of medical oxygen in the national capital. Kerala Chief Secretary VP Joy said though Kerala is ready to provide oxygen, the "challenge before us is to transport it to Delhi". Earlier, the Kerala government had facilitated the transport of 20,000 litres of liquid oxygen for Covid-19 patients.
"I extend my gratitude to Smt @shailajateacher Madam, Hon Health Minister of Kerala, for helping us with movement of 20,000 litres of liquid oxygen for COVID patients in the state of Goa. The people of Goa are really grateful for your contribution to our fight against #COVID19," Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane tweeted.