Like other states, Kerala has recently been able to cope with a surge and hold death to a minimum, which helps the general public to relax. However, as there has been a resurgence, especially from undetectable infections, the leaders have rethought their approach.
The government of Kerala has updated an extraordinary order which requires a face-covered public obligation for another year or until further notice. More than 10 people are barred from gathering for all forms of demonstrations and 20 for shopping and funeral, 50 for marriage, as city authorities and health experts have been worried that the virus could spread through the crowded gatherings. This move could impact the usual reopening of restaurants, fitness centers, and cinemas seriously.
It is also compulsory to register cars of cross-border passengers for another year, with the continued operation of both private and public inter-state traffic service, as the ‘Keralan Epidemic diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.’
It also allowed local police to impose more strict penalties on breaches, social and anti-splitting orders, leading to a maximum fine of 10,000 and two years in prison, up to € 10,000. The amendment also allowed local police. It compounds, however, the offenses on request.
The contact tracking system in Kerala has still largely been effective, but is at the edge, as a result of the spread of coronavirus in the countryside. Infections, where the source of the infection has still not been detected, have reappeared rapidly, totaling almost 60 until now. The situation of clusters of population spread is worried about fresh infections for lottery vendors, fishers, etc — who are not exposed or have any contact with other patients in Covid-19.
On Sunday, 225 new infections were identified by the department, a little lower than 240 cases a day earlier. So far, there have been 2,228 active cases. On Sunday 117 patients return from abroad and 57 from interstate travel have been registered recently. Nevertheless, 38 infected local contact, of which 22 were infected alone in the capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
‘Thiruvananthapuram is just about to explode on a volcano,’ said Kadakampally Surendran, the Tourism minister responsible for the city, to the reporters. ‘In cases where we are infected from local contacts, we see the surge and, if we do not take care, things may be out of control.
Cases in all 14 districts in Kerala are increasing and new one-day records are regularly reached. City suburbs that had previously not been touched by the virus, such as fishing villages such as Kochi Mattancherry and Thiruvananthapuram Poonthura, are among the latest in urban poverty and highly congested sites, too.
The State Chapter of the Indian Medical Association said that the epidemic has already spread to the community level, but the officials have objected. “The general concept of population spread is when you have several clusters that can not trace the source of infections. The proportion of patients infected with coronavirus by local contacts has so far hovered around 2 percent (under one in early June). However, we must keep high alert, “said to a vernacular press channel Mohammed Asheel, head of the Social Safety Mission of Kerala.
The death toll of Kerala remains one of the lowest amongst Indian states but gradually climbed up to 25 on Sunday in recent weeks and one death on the day. The increased cases also correlate with the influx of tests, from around 3000 daily tests to about 8000 averages last week.