Covid surge: Complete lockdown in Kerala from May 8 to 16


Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS): On expected lines with the Covid positive cases continuing its surge like never before, the office of the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced a total lockdown from Saturday till May 16.

Minister for Transport A.K. Saseendran confirmed that the state had no other option but to go for total lockdown given the surge.

"This is the only way out and it will only benefit all of us. So all have to abide by it and stay home," said Saseendran.

President of the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association, Vijayakrishnan said there is no way out other than for strict lockdown.

The IMA State wing also had wanted tough protocols, but an all party meeting held last week however decided to wait and was against declaring a total lockdown.

"This lockdown is different from the one which we had the last year as then the number of cases was very less, but the situation now is grave as the numbers are going high by the day. This lockdown will certainly help us bring down the new cases," said Vijayakrishnan.

Vijayan on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the spike in cases and said 41,953 people turned Covid positive after 1,63,321 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

The TPR on Wednesday stood at 25.68 per cent and the total number of active positive cases in the state stood at 3,75,658, while 23,106 people were cured taking the total cured to 13,62,363.

Since the end of last month as a first step, Saturdays and Sundays were like a partial lockdown and from Tuesday onwards such a condition was extended, when on Thursday the new decision came for a total lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Tauros, KBR & PB Who is the reason for the kind of super spread the entire world knows who is busy fooling people with Monkey Baat..... Regarding Kasaragod, Tata Covid facility with 600 beds and Ukkinadka Medical College is functioning as a Covid treatment facility both of which were set up on a war footing.... Today Kasaragod need not depend on Mangalore.... Hope you all remember blocking roads to Karnataka In 2020 even for ambulances and your Teddy saying that it would be suicidal to allow entry to Keralites to Karnataka.... Today thru the same route Oxygen is being supplied to Karnataka..... Today it would be suicidal for you if you block...... Stop this double standards just because we have shown the doors for Feku & Co...... For us Keralites, Feku & Co. is a much dangerous virus than Corona.... We will come out of the Covid too

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, May 06 2021

    hopefully, KL will not appear in top 3 after the lockdown...

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO DNB, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Thu, May 06 2021

    I just wish the COVID crisis in Kerala get better with this lockdown

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  • nayak, mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    kerala following west bengal rule....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Cynthia, If Kerala has made full arrangement to produce oxygen and now they are in a position to supply excess cylinders to Karnataka it's an achievement/good administration of the State government ! Our politicians are over engaged in dog fights ( bitches included) Congress BJP. thu thu meh meh, Ambaa etc.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Flavian, i agree with you. Kerala chief minister really worked on this line for his people....We too are blessed because of him

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Yeddyurappa may not opt for full lock down because he is fully cooperating with big Boss and would not act against 'His masters voice'

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  • HENRY MISQUIITH, India

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Better than BJP ruled fekus..

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  • PB, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    What happened to Kerala model now

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Karnatka following gujurath and UP model

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  • Sayyed samseer, Mangalore ullal

    Thu, May 06 2021

    There is a good faculty then Karnataka government...

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  • manjeshwar, manjeshwar

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Kerala has 5566 deaths with case fatality rate as low as 0.3% and Karnataka has 16884 with case fatality rate as 1%. That is 11 states has more deaths than Kerala and case fatality rate is 3 from the bottom (Only Arunachal and Mizoram has lesser case fatality rate than Kerala). This is Kerala model

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  • PB, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Whole Kerala knows the actual covid death cases are maniputed by your leftist. I have seen andh bhakth of Feku but you are andh bhakt of leftist. Keep it up 😆😂👍👍👍

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  • PB, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Why till today your leftist never built a good medical facilities in Kasaragod ???????

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, May 06 2021

    "The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,880,542), Kerala (1,743,932), Karnataka (1,741,046), Uttar Pradesh (1,399,348), and Tamil Nadu (1,272,602)." --- Business Standard, May 6, 2021. It was long overdue... despite being tiny, that state was always figuring in top 3 affected states...

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, May 06 2021

    U missed delhi and Ahmedabad ...gujurath under reporting no testing gujurath model

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    The reason for this was rapid testing and getting results in a day. our states took more than 7 days to give the results.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    A 7 day lockdown was enough in Karnataka too. But 15 is needed to hide more failures

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Thu, May 06 2021

    this is called gutsy decision..unlike kalla yeddi saying if chaiwala wants I will implement.. chaiwala is least bothered about any state except gujju land time for cheddi yeddi to resing and go home and have some good time with his girlfriend

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  • gracy, mangaluru

    Thu, May 06 2021

    educated CM takes care of all people, in Karnataka all ministers / MLA s are uneducated , what we can except from them only Zeeeeerooooooooooooooooo

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, May 06 2021

    gracy, mangalore, Your comments make sense but some people with low or no IQ will never understand a bit of it.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, May 06 2021

    what happened to much touted ಕರೇಲ model... many ಮಲ್ಲುs wrote in DW that this "model" can be adopted all over India by Central Government....

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  • PB, Kudla

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Yes exactly 👍

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, May 06 2021

    We all know about fake gujju model which we are following we have adopted UP model too.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 06 2021

    If lockdown then, they wont be coming to Mangaluru? Please open the borders for their patients to come in.....otherwise they say, we mangaloreans now started begging oxygen with them.....Kbr, tell me, we beg oxygen or we buy oxygen? Half of the patients from kerala only. Even if we begged also, we begged for them..and us

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  • Karkera, Attavar

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Cynthia, like you are are not buying oxygen for free, you are not tresting their patients for free also right? Think before you comment. Above all its humanity that matters which we didn't show. During non covid times the patients coming in from Kerala give huge profits to hospitals in Mangalore without which many of the hospitals wouldn't even have been running today.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Karkera, they poured huge amounts here on our hospitals. Why dear ? Because, they didnt have any other option. If they had, would they come to Mangaluru, and get admitted ? Would they keep their hospitals closed and start pouring into our hospitals just to make our hospitals profitable? You speak about humanity. Where is humanity ? who shows? Humanitarian ground means free supply of oxygen like now kuwait, bahrain, qatar govts do Whatever you say, in such situations, our muslim brothers always stand first and role model to other communities....

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Finally the much touted model too will have to resort to Karnataka for advanced and better treatment. Just count the number of Mallu patients flocking the hospitals of Mangalore during normal days.

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  • SRi S, Puttur

    Thu, May 06 2021

    Kasaragod was part of our state it was split from the southern Karnataka region and was merged with Malabar district and the state of Kerala was formed on November 1, 1956 during reorganization of states which Kerala never wanted as a compromise for giving Kanyakumari to Tamil Nadu due to pressure from Tamil lobby and our erstwhile state government never objected. People of kasaragod depended on Mangalore city for all their needs before and even after reorganization and merging with Kerala. In Kerala kasaragod faced stepmotherly treatment was considered as least developed district and government officials where transferred to kasaragod as a punishment transfer and there are vast tulu speaking area is under kasaragod who are emotionally attached with D.K.

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, May 06 2021

    right move made by Kerala government i this period . and i hope Kerala government had kept back up plan for the poor people and also the people needs anything in this Complete lockdown situation. this is wat called has government is work for the people. and not like our CM teddy who listen to his master PM " odi "

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