The Kerala government on Tuesday declared that no public observation of festivals or crowdings will be permitted in the state during Onam, Muharram, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chathurthi and Durga Pooja as they could turn into super spreaders occasions, causing swell in Covid-19 cases. The order will come into effect from August 12.
According to an order issued by Chief Secretary V P Joy, the choice was adopted by Kerala’s Disaster Management Department considering an alert issued by the Centre to all states about the possibility of mass gatherings during forthcoming festivals turning into super spreaders of Covid-19 leading to a spike in contamination.
“Considering the central government suggestions, the Kerala government has determined that no public observation of festivals or mass gatherings will be allowed during the above mentioned festivals in the State,” the order said.
The following are the new regulations issued by Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayanled:
As of August 12, the infection will spread severely and the weekly infected population ratio (WIPR) will be 8 or more.
For the Sabarimala pilgrimage and “darshan” starting on August 15, a maximum of 15,000 devotees per day is allowed, and virtual queue registration will continue for crowd management. Those who have not received a single dose of the vaccine or who have not had a negative RT PCR test for more than 72 hours or who have not been infected with Covid19 in the last month can perform certain basic activities.
Those who have not been vaccinated against Covid19 or who cannot be vaccinated due to allergies to drugs or other diseases can move from home for basic activities, such as buying food, including groceries, milk, meat, fish, etc., if there are none another person in the family The vaccination report or RT PCR is negative.
If such a person needs to visit the store, they have to give priority to merchants and traders and local government agencies, which pay special attention, and important articles for them, I have to guarantee delivery at home, said the order. In addition, the State Government has made a negative test report of RT PCR Covid19 so that the state government put a queue at a liquor store. Vaccinated people against Covid19 said the instruction will show the vaccine certificate at a liquor store.
Tuesday Kerala reported 21,119 new cases Covid 19. The number of people suffering from the virus increased 18,004 by 152 deaths.