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Union home secretary examines the COVID-19 situation for Kerala

Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary, reviewed Thursday the situation in Kerala and the steps taken by the government to stop the spread of the virus. Kerala accounts for 68% of all new COVID-19 cases.

31 445 of the 46,164 coronavirus cases in India in the past 24 hours were from Kerala.

A home ministry official stated that the home secretary reviewed COVID-19 and the steps taken to stop the spread of the virus throughout the state. He also made a few suggestions.

Bhalla gave an update on Kerala’s situation and discussed other issues, including the strategy for containment and the medical infrastructure.

The meeting was attended by several top officials from the Centre and the state government. It was conducted via video conference.

Another official stated that a central team visited Kerala recently and raised concerns about the state’s containment strategy.

Official data shows that Kerala is the only state to have more than one lakh COVID-19-related cases. Four other states report active cases between 10,000 and one lakh, while 31 states have less than 10,000 cases.

Mansukh Mandaviya (Union Health Minister) visited Kerala on August 16 and announced a special package worth Rs 267.35 Crore for the south to improve its health infrastructure.

Mandaviya met with Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala Chief Minister), Veena George (Health Minister) and other officials during his visit.

He also stated that the Centre would offer all assistance to the state.

It was also promised that a sum of Rs 1 Crore would be made available for each district of Kerala in order to create a medicine pool.

India’s COVID-19 count has increased to 3,2558,530. The number of active cases has risen to 3,33,725, according to the Union health ministry.

According to ministry data, the death toll from the virus has risen to 4,36,365, with 607 new fatalities.


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