Kerala: Complete Weekend Lockdown, With Mass Covid Test Campaign
| Wednesday | 21st July, 2021
Kerala to undergo complete lockdown on weekend.
Amid the rising Covid cases in the state, the Kerala government has decided to undergo a weekend lockdown with complete shut on 24 and 25 July. With the covid lockdown, a mass testing campaign will also be held on Friday with a special focus on districts where the positivity rate continues to soar. The health and family welfare department has been given a target to conduct at least 3 lakh tests on the day, with a special focus on districts where the test positivity rate (TPR) is above 10%.
Further, the number of daily tests shall also be enhanced urgently to the peak testing capacity for the effective containment of the pandemic," said the government in an order on Wednesday.
It stated that the present categorization of the local self-government institutions (LSGIs) based on a seven-day average positivity rate will continue.
State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said on Tuesday that in the last three days the average test positivity rate in Kerala has increased to 10.8%. He informed that most numbers of Covid cases in the state are from Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts.
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