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Kerala Govt issues new restrictions to control COVID


Kerala Government has issued new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to the new rules:-

- Maximum 100 people are permitted to gather at indoor events.

- Maximum 200 persons are allowed at outdoor functions.

- Shops to close by 9 pm.

- Religious leaders need to persuade to avoid community gatherings (Iftar party).

- Malls, theatres need to restrict occupancy.

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Kerala reports 5,692 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 5,692

New Negative Cases - 2,474

Active Cases - 47,576

Recovered Cases - 11,20,174

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Kerala reports 6,986 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 6,986

New Negative Cases - 2,358

Active Cases - 44,389

Recovered Cases - 11,17,700

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Kerala reports 6,194 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 6,194

New Negative Cases - 2,584

Active Cases - 39,778

Recovered Cases - 11,15,342

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Kerala reports 5,063 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 5,063

New Negative Cases - 2,475

Active Cases - 36,185

Recovered Cases - 11,12,758

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Kerala reports 4,353 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 4,353

New Negative Cases - 2,205

Active Cases - 33,621

Recovered Cases - 11,10,283

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Kerala reports 3,502 new COVID cases


Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 3,502

New Negative Cases -1,955

Active Cases - 31,493

Recovered Cases - 11,08,078

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Kerala gets slew of new projects


The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects in Kochi, Kerala today.

Governor of Kerala, Chief Minister of Kerala, and Union Ministers graced the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the works inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors and will energise the growth trajectory of India. He said that the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP), inaugurated today, will help strengthen India's journey towards being Aatmanirbhar as it will save foreign exchange. A wide range of industries would gain and employment opportunities would be generated. Similarly, with Ro-Ro Vessels, a distance of almost thirty kilometres on road will become 3.5 kilometres through waterways leading to less congestion and more convenience, commerce and capacity-building.

The Prime Minister asserted that the Government of India is undertaking many efforts to improve tourism-related infrastructure in Kerala. The inauguration of Sagarika, the International Cruise Terminal in Kochi is one example of this. Sagarika Cruise Terminal will cater to over lakh cruise guests. The Prime Minister noted the rise in local tourism due to pandemic related restrictions on international travel. He said this is a great opportunity for added livelihood to those in the local tourism industry and deepening of connection between our culture and our youth. He called upon start-ups to think about innovative tourism-related products. The Prime Minister noted the tourism sector in India has been growing well in the last five years. In the World Tourism Index ranking, India moved from sixty-fifth to thirty-fourth position, said the Prime Minister.

Outlining the country's plan for the development of the Blue Economy, PM Modi said, "Our vision and work in this sector include: more ports, improving infrastructure in current ports, ff-shore energy, sustainable coastal development and Coastal connectivity." Talking about the Pradhan Mantri Matasya Samapada Yojna, the Prime Minister pointed out that it caters to diverse requirements of fishermen communities. It has provisions for ensuring more credit. Fishermen have been linked with Kisan Credit Cards. Similarly, work is underway to make India a hub for sea-food exports.

The Prime Minister said that this year's Budget has devoted significant resources and schemes that will benefit Kerala. This includes the next phase of the Kochi Metro.

Referring to India's spirited response to the Corona challenge, the Prime Minister recounted the Government's effort to help Indian diaspora especially in the Gulf. He said India is proud of its diaspora in the Gulf. As a part of the Vande Bharat Mission, over fifty lakh Indians came back home. Many of them were from Kerala. The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank various Gulf Nations for their sensitive approach to the government of India's effort to get released many Indians who were in prisons there.

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Centre rushes High Level teams to Kerala, Maharashtra for COVID19 management


Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute two high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala and Maharashtra to collaborate with the State Health Authorities for management of the large number of COVID-19 cases being witnessed in these states.

At a time when almost all States/Union Territories are showing a declining trend in the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19, Kerala and Maharashtra continue to report a large number of cases. At present, these two States alone are contributing almost 70 per cent of the total active COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Central team to Maharashtra comprises of experts drawn from National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi. The Kerala team shall comprise of a senior official from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with experts from Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Thiruvananthapuram and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.

The teams shall work closely with the State Health Departments, take stock of the on-ground situation and recommend necessary public health measures to contain the large number of COVID-19 cases.

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Centre rushes High Level team to Kerala for COVID19 management


The Union Government has deployed a high-level Central Team headed by Dr S K Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to Kerala for COVID-19 management. The team is set to reach the State day after tomorrow.

The team will review the public health preparations in the management of COVID-19 by the Government of Kerala and support the State health authorities in these measures.

Present Scenario:-

  1. Kerala has been reporting a very high number of daily new COVID cases for many days in the past.
  2. Total of 35,038 new cases was recorded during the last seven days.
  3. Around 5,000 new COVID-19 cases arise daily in the state.

Meanwhile, the Centre is gearing up for the roll-out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been carrying out the preparations for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine, in collaboration with States/UTs and all stakeholders, over the past couple of months to ensure that the preparations for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine are on track.

Two COVID vaccines have been given emergency use authorisation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) recently. The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine is expected to begin in the near future. This step entails the need for testing of all planned mechanisms for conducting the vaccination drive in the country.

As a simulation of actual execution, another round of dry run/mock drill in all 700+ districts of all States/UTs (except UP and Haryana who have already conducted/ will be conducting the dry run in all districts on 5th January and 7th January respectively) is planned on 8th January 2021 to ensure efficient planning and management for vaccine delivery in each district of all States/UTs. Each district will identify three types of session sites, similar to the previous dry run including a public health facility (District Hospital/Medical College), private health facility and rural or urban outreach sites.

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