Malappuram district administration has imposed strict measures in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. The District Collector has issued prohibitory orders until May 14 in 55 Panchayats.
The authorities of Kadambuzha Bhagavati temple has informed that devotees will be banned from entering the temple from May 4.
Meanwhile, private hospitals in the Palakkad district are reportedly experiencing shortness of medical oxygen. The Paalana hospital authorities said that they have only four hours of oxygen stock left. The hospital has currently nearly 60 Covid patients.
The doctors said that the condition of patients will go out of control if the oxygen supply is disrupted. The authorities have requested higher authorities to ensure oxygen supply.
Also, the PK Das hospital in Ottapalam too witnessed a shortage of oxygen supply. The authorities were able to refill oxygen hours later.
Meanwhile, ten states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka, accounted for 73.71% of the new Coronavirus case reported in a day. According to the health ministry's data, India's total tally climbed to 1,91,64,969 on Saturday with a record daily rise of 4,01,003 COVID-19 cases.
The list of 10 states also includes Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Meanwhile, the aviation regulator DGCA said that the suspension of scheduled international flights has been extended till May 31.