Thiruvananthapuram: The Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said that fourteen new cases of COVID-19 are reported today in the state. The affected includes a health worker too. With this, the total number of COVID-19 affected persons in Kerala jumps to 105.
Six of the newly tested COVID-19 patients are from Kasaragod, two from Kozhikode, and eight patients are gulf returnees. A total number of 72,460 are under observation. 4516 samples were sent for testing out of which 3331 results returned negative.
However, the Chief Minister stressed that many people still have not understood the seriousness of the situation and have not cooperated with the lockdown. Many were found to be undertaking unnecessary travels at this time.
Pinarayi Vijayan said that every transport vehicles must stop their services. Taxis and autos must be used only for emergency travels like buying medicines and for medical needs. Private vehicles must have only one mature individual other than the driver.
Groups above five persons are strictly banned and shops such as supermarkets, groceries, bakeries and shops selling meat, eggs, milk, etc must be open from 7 am to 5 pm.