In order to check the massive rise in coronavirus cases in Kerala, the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till 30 May, news agency ANI reported. The triple lockdown will be withdrawn from three districts while it would continue in one district.
The chief minister said, the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Thrissur will be withdrawn from tomorrow as the test positivity rate and active case load have come down.
However, triple lockdown in Malappuram will continue.
As per the state health bulletin, as many as 29,673 new COVID19 cases, 41,032 recoveries and 142 deaths were recorded today. With this, the total recoveries stand at 19,79,919 and the death toll touched 6,994.
Currently, the active number of cases in the state is 3,06,346. A total of 1,33,558 samples were tested during the last 24 hours, the health bulletin said.
Triple lockdown has come into effect in four Kerala districts reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in the state, from Sunday midnight. The lockdown will remain in force till May 23. The boundaries of the Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts will be sealed as part of the administration’s bid to arrest the massive spread of coronavirus, while the current lockdown will continue in the other 10 districts of the state.
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