No Doors Open For Kerala Amid Covid Spike

  • | Monday | 2nd August, 2021

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka imposes restrictions for Kerala residents amid the covid spike. 

 With the covid cases rise in Kerala, neighboring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have put restrictions on people traveling from the state. 

Tamil Nadu has made the RT-PCR test mandatory for people coming from the state from August 5 and Karnataka said only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter the state. Winding queues are visible outside border check-points as both states tightened measures and Karnataka has also blocked the entry of public transport from the state.

On Sunday also daily cases crossed 20,728, for the last six days it has been reporting over 20,000 cases. It amounted to almost half of the country’s 41,0952 cases.

In at least four districts, the reproduction number (R-value) is above 1.2 percent. R-value is an indicator of how quickly the infection is spreading and it gives a clear picture of how many persons, on average, get infected from a Covid-19 patient. Experts said for stabilization, R-value should come down below one percent.

With no end in sight to its pandemic woes, the state government is also planning to redraw its strategies and health minister Veena George said the next three weeks are crucial for the state.


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