Even as India's COVID-19 situation improves, Kerala's case trajectory has prompted alarm among many. It continues to maintain a high number of active cases, being the only state that remains above the one lakh mark for active cases. The southern state has also seen a sharp rise in cases in recent days.
Against this backdrop, the state has declared a complete lockdown on Saturday and Sunday. This will be in effect for the upcoming weekend, with curbs being imposed on on 31st July and 1st August.
"Government is sending a six-member team to Kerala headed by Director, National Centre for Disease Control. As a large number of COVID-19 cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in COVID-19 management," said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya.
Further details awaited.