Weddings, funerals rising COVID case load in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28

With weddings and funerals turning out to be COVID-19 spreaders in some locations, the Kerala Government on Tuesday stated a most of 20 folks would solely be allowed to take part in these occasions.

Taking a critical view of over 70 folks being contaminated after attending a wedding and a funeral in Kozhikode and Wayanaad districts not too long ago, the federal government has determined to limit the variety of these attending such occasions, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated.

Hereafter, solely 20 folks can take part in marriages and funerals, he advised reporters right here.

Earlier, the cap on attendees at marriages and funerals was 50.

In Chekkiad panchayat in Kozhikode, greater than 30 individuals who had participated in a marriage of a health care provider on July 9 examined optimistic later, Vijayan stated.

The groom was amongst those that had examined optimistic.

Vadakara MP, Okay Muraleedharan, had additionally attended yesterday’s perform and was requested by the Kozhikode Collector to go on quarantine.

In Wayanad’s Thavinhal panchayat, eight members of a household, who had participated in a funeral, had been discovered optimistic for the virus on July 19.

Following this, authorities examined 210 different individuals who got here involved with them and completely 43 had been discovered contaminated, the chief minister stated.

The checks are persevering with and can be held on Wednesday additionally, district well being division sources advised PTI.

The panchayat has been declared as a containment zone.

Vijayan additionally stated three well being employees of Kozhikode Medical College Hospital examined optimistic following which it has been determined to check all employees.

Noting that 12 migrant employees who had returned to the state had been discovered contaminated in Kozhikode district, he stated these coming again ought to give their particulars to the district labour officer. Instructions had been issued on this regard, he added. PTI


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