COVID-19: Kerala Well being Minister Shailaja goes into quarantine

Kerala Health Minister Shailaja

2021-04-20 12:55:48

Kerala Health Minister Shailaja
Kerala Well being Minister Ok.Ok. Shailaja
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Well being Minister Ok.Ok. Shailaja on Tuesday knowledgeable that she was going into quarantine after her son and his spouse turned COVID-19 constructive.

Shailaja knowledgeable this by her social media account and added that it was her choice to enter self quarantine.

“I should not have any signs however since I turned a main contact, I made a decision to go on quarantine. Prior to now few days I’ve taken half solely in on-line conferences and can proceed to take action in the identical method,” wrote Shailaja, presently resting at her dwelling in Kannur.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan can also be in quarantine at his dwelling in Kannur.

Evening curfew

Evening curfew for 2 weeks will probably be imposed in Kerala amid the latest surge in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the state.

The choice was taken by a core committee of COVID-19 administration headed, by the Kerala Chief Secretary, on Monday.

“Restriction on non-essential actions and motion at night time between 9pm and 5 am shall come into drive from 9 pm of April 20. No gatherings of any variety shall be permitted between 9 pm and 5 am. Important companies (medical shops, hospitals, gas stations, night time shift staff, milk, newspaper, media and so on), items transportation and public transportation are exempted from the night time restriction,” stated the federal government order issued by the Chief Secretary.

The order stated that tuition centres shall solely operate by on-line medium and shouldn’t maintain bodily courses whereas all malls and cinema theatres have been requested to reschedule their timings to shut by 7.30 pm.

“All conferences, coaching occasions and different applications underneath all authorities departments, organisations shall be held by the net medium so far as potential. All locations of worship should restrict publicparticipation with a minimal variety of monks, managers, and others employed in these locations of worship. All common worship and festivals could also be broadcast on-line,” the order stated.

The federal government additionally determined that every one authorities division checks will probably be postponed for 2 weeks. The Public Service Fee additionally will probably be requested to postpone all exams for 2 weeks.

“All outlets, institutions, markets, and so on. which aren’t adhering to COVID-19 protocols shall be closed instantly for a interval of minimal two days. The Sectoral Magistrates and police will guarantee this. The variety of days would rely on the severity of the violation,” the order learn.

A Particular COVID-19 Protocol Enforcement Marketing campaign will probably be held on Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the state.

Eating places shall prohibit in-house eating to the barest minimal and concentrate on dwelling deliveries and take-aways which shall not be permitted past 9 PM.

“All extra measures determined shall be in drive for a interval of two weeks and extension of the identical shall be determined primarily based on the pandemic situation later,” the order additional stated.

Earlier, on Sunday, the state authorities ordered that every one home travellers visiting Kerala should endure RT-PCR checks inside 48 hours earlier than or after the arrival.

Kerala reported 13,644 new COVID-19 circumstances within the final 24 hours, in line with the state well being bulletin on Monday night. As many as 21 deaths had been reported and 4,305 folks recovered within the stated interval. At the moment, the state has 1,03,004 lively circumstances.

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