Kerala will go under complete lockdown this weekend as the state reports a surge in coronavirus cases, leading to fear of an imminent third wave.
The southern state has been reporting a high number of infections for the past many weeks even as the overall numbers across the country have been falling rapidly since the second wave peak.
A day after the Health Ministry sounded an alarm over the situation potentially blowing over, the Centre has decided to send a six-member team from the National Centre for Disease Control to the state to assess the situation and aid the state’s Covid management efforts.
“As a large number of Covid cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in Covid management,” said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
An increasing ‘R’ value, or Covid reproduction rate, in Kerala had earlier this month triggered concerns of a renewed wave, which could even fuel a national spike.
Kerala on Wednesday recorded 22,056 fresh COVID-19 cases pushing the infection caseload to 33,27,301, with the number of people who succumbed to the virus rising to 16,457 with 131 more deaths. As many as 17,761 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,60,804 and the number of active cases to 1,49,534, a state government release said.
In the last 24 hours, 1,96,902 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 11.2 per cent.So far, 2,67,33,694 samples have been tested, it said. Some of the worst affected districts in the state are Malappuram (3931), Thrissur (3005), Kozhikode (2400), Ernakulam (2397), Palakkad (1649), Kollam (1462), Alappuzha (1461), Kannur (1179), Thiruvananthapuram (1101) and Kottayam (1067).
The BJP on Wednesday blamed “politics of appeasement” for the rise in COVID-19 cases in Kerala and criticised the state government for the relaxations in restrictions it had given for Eid-ul-Adha. Noting that the state’s latest daily tally of over 22,000 cases is more than half of the country, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the Left government there went ahead with relaxations for the festival despite the Supreme Court expressing its displeasure over it.
Addressing a press conference, Patra said states like Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh followed the apex court’s directions to call off ‘Kanwar Yatra’ but the Kerala government did not pay heed to it on Eid-ul-Adha. “Politics of appeasement won, and the SC’s suggestions were not followed… It appears that another wave (of Covid) has started in Kerala,” Patra said, citing news reports.
“Who is responsible for that? Kerala has today reported the maximum number of cases since May 29. It once appeared that things were getting under the control. The Kerala government has made some mistake,” he said, adding the state’s caseload has been rising for the last four weeks. The BJP spokesperson also hit out at the Congress government in Rajasthan over the birthday celebrated by its Health Minister Raghu Sharma at an indoor stadium.
The lives of hundreds of people were endangered, he alleged. While schools and colleges are shut due to the Covid scare, the state government is endangering people’s lives with such celebrations, Patra added.
UP Based 18-year-old Dies of Electrocution in Jammu
An 18-year-old youth died of electrocution after he came in contact with a live wire in Jammu. The child Mohit Sharma was a resident of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and was working as a daily wager in HSP for the past 20-25 days. HSP is replacing Municipality Street Lights in Jammu.
The family members alleged that the contractor lied to us that the main power switch was down and we should start the work. The concerned supervisor was absconding from the site. They also complained that the police were not ready to register the case and proceed with the investigation.
An onsite engineer said the company is ready to compensate for the youth’s death and will meet the demands of the family.
India’s Top Car Manufacturing Company is Calling Job Applications for ITI Passouts, Apply Early
Maruti Suzuki India, under the Mission Youth initiative, is inviting applications for ITI Passouts. The candidates applying for the job must be an ITI pass out with a valid diploma, and their age must be between 18-26 years.
The last date for applying is 30 September 2021 at 12:00 AM. Any entry beyond this date and time will not be considered under any circumstances.
Candidates applying for the job has to undergo an online test(Technical, Aptitude & Behavioural) followed by a personal interview. After clearing the test and the interview, the candidates will be eligible to work with the company.
Applying Link – https://visionjobs.in/jobseeker/VITW.aspx
How to register –
● Click on Proceed Button & Provide Primary Mobile Number.
● Validate Mobile Number with the OTP sent to you on Mobile No.
● Fill in your relevant details and preferences.
Old aged drivers to write ‘E’ on their vehicles
A big news for the old aged drivers as the Government has appealed them to write ‘E’ letter on their vehicles.
Keeping the traffic conditions and increase in accidents in consideration, the old aged people driving a vehicle will now write ‘E’ letter denoting elder on their vehicle.
This sign will alert the youth while driving on the road and make them careful when around the ‘E’ signed vehicles.
Talab Tillo District Traffic Inspector (DTI) Rakesh Kumar said that the ‘E’ sign on vehicles with drivers above age 60 will avoid unnecessary honking near them.
He further said that the new rule would be beneficial to the elders as they would easily get side on the road and the Traffic Police is encouraging them to follow the new rule.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
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