Kerala becomes No 1 in coronavirus active ratio; Pinarayi admits failure, announces strict regulations

Pinarayi Vijayan and Shailaja Teacher (File Pic)

The coronavirus spread in the state is alarming. Kerala currently ranks third in the number of patients undergoing treatment. It has the second-highest number of cases per day. In addition, Kerala ranks first in the active ratio, according to the latest figures from the Union Ministry of Health.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the caution and care exercised by the public has come down in the state. Chief Minister warned that strict action will be taken against those found violating the regulations and the penalty will be increased.

In many places, people started looking at the situation lightly. The government will take stricter measures to protect the state. The Chief Minister also said that the government will increase the number of tests to identify the COVID patients.

No vaccine has been developed yet to fight COVID-19. And hence, there should be strong defense mechanisms against this. He also added that areas where disease transmission can take place cannot be locked down as nobody knows how long this pandemic will last.

Public should maintain social distancing and wear masks while going to shops. Gloves should be worn if the customers want to touch the items at the shops. The shop owner is responsible for making sufficient arrangements in the shop. The CM warned that the shops will be shut if these arrangements are not arranged.