'Lip service lockdown': Kerala govt's decision of keeping state shut for two days gathers flak on social media

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 03:50 PM IST
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan | File Image

Kerala government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown amid the spike of COVID-19 cases from July 31 to August 01, this year.

Kerala with an active caseload of 1.54 lakh is contributing 37.1 per cent of the total active cases in the country, with a growth rate of 1.41 in the last 7 days.

The average daily cases being reported in the state are above 17,443. The state has also reported a high case positivity of 12.93 per cent cumulatively and 11.97 per cent weekly. Six districts are reporting more than 10 per cent of weekly positivity.

Amid the rising cases in Kerala, the Central government sent a team of six members headed by Dr S K Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Centre's team to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting effective public health measures for COVID-19 management.

However, the news has earned a lot of flak from the general public who are of the opinion that this decision won't create any impact as people in Kerala stay under a lockdown every weekend anyway.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from ANI.

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