Kerala to impose lockdown from May 8 amid rise in Covid cases. Details here

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Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, Kerala will impose a lockdown in the state from 6 am on May 8 to May 16. News agency ANI reported quoting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday cautioned that the state is facing a very serious situation as the Covid is spreading rapidly.

“Kerala is going through a serious situation with COVID spreading rapidly in the state. The test positivity rate is not coming down. The situation calls for imposing more restrictions in the state”: said Vijayan.

The state recorded its highest single day rise of 41,953 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday from 1,63,321 sample tested.

Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said in Kerala, Kozhikode, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kollam districts have recorded a continued rise in the number of cases for the last two weeks.

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