ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava raised concerns about the upcoming festive season that might create a conducive environment for virus spread.
Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Dr CBK Mohanty, said tall idols with decorations will attract more visitors leading to crowding at puja pandals.
Court asks Guruvayur Deaswom to inform the number of marriages in the temple from August to date, and the number of marriages allotted in each 'Mandampam'
Dine-in restrictions to continue; state records decline in test positivity rate for 8th straight day
The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 17.17 per cent after testing 1,55,543 samples in the last 24 hours, according to a state government release.
Motorcycle patrol teams will visit the patient's houses and police will also take steps to supply essentials to COVID patients who face difficulty in getting them.
Nearly six months after the cinemas were closed down due to the second wave of Covid, theatre owners in the state are hopeful of resuming screening of movies by the end of this month.
The district continues to contribute a high number of cases daily -- 2,736 on Friday and 2,664 on Thursday -- to the state tally.
The order issued by disaster management authority assigns the responsibility for ensuring fool-proof quarantine on health, police and revenue departments along with local bodies.
Kerala's overall Covid cases breached 41 lakh as its consistently high daily numbers showed no signs of a let-up, with the state once again witnessing over 30,000 new infections yesterday.
'Alarming situation in the state': SC stays Kerala government's decision to conduct offline exams for Class XI
Cases in Kerala are about 70 per cent cases of the country. Children of this age cannot be exposed to this risk, the apex court said.
The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 18.76 per cent after testing of 1,74,854 samples in the last 24 hours.
The purpose of vaccination is not prevention of transmission, but reduction in the severity of the infection and chances of death, experts say.
This is a departure from the passive testing method, which mostly relies on testing symptomatic people who approach hospitals, those who are included in the primary contact list of infected persons.
Kerala, reporting over half of India’s daily new Covid cases at present, has also been logging over 30,000 fresh cases every day for the last few days.