Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan said that the number of coronovirus cases in Kerala has recently increased by about 1.35 lakh between 1 and 17 October, a result of “gross negligence during Onam”. Allowing for increased travel and outdoor public activities during the festival season.
Dr. Vardhan said that due to the Onam festivals, the state’s “epic has completely changed … daily new affairs almost doubled” and, ahead of a prolonged all-India festival season, which includes Diwali and Dussehra, Other states have been warned against negligence in Kovid’s scheme. Time.
“Kerala has been paying the price of gross negligence during the recent Onam festival, when state-wise unlocking of services with the increase in intra and fast travel for trade and tourism spread COVID-19 cases. Kerala’s epic complete Changed the way … “Daily new cases almost doubled,” said Dr. Vardhan “Sunday night“, Their weekly social media interactions.
“This is a good lesson for all state governments against being negligent in planning the festival season,” he said.
Dr. An hour after Vardhan’s criticism, the committee appointed by the central government cautioned that loosening of Kovid-related restrictions during the festive season (and winter months) could lead to a sharp increase in new cases – 26 lakhs within a month.
The committee, pointing to Kerala, said that “the evidence may have spread rapidly (due to the virus) to large gatherings” and that the probability of infection increased 32 percent after 8 September.
Kerala celebrated Onam between 22 August and 2 September. Next day chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan warns of “Onam cluster” And that they can jump into new cases.
Dr. Vardhan today said that charity should be given priority to celebrate this festive season. My own celebrations will be celebrated because of the heart-wrenching impact of COVID-19 on millions of people.
This is the second time in a week that Dr. Vardhan has talked about an increase in cases due to activity during the festive season. During the last week “Sunday night“The Health Minister urged people to gather in large numbers to prove your faith or religion.
“No religious leader says that life-threatening festival should be celebrated … Some gods say that you don’t need to go to big pandals to pray, ”He said, appealing to people to stay as indoors as possible.
Dr. Vardhan also rejected There are reports that Kovid virus was mutated in India And it will prove more difficult to protect against any vaccine available in the near future.
India has reported 75 lakh Kovid cases Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December last year. This morning the Health Ministry said that more than 62,000 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours.
However, the good news is that the growth of active caseloids has been declining in the past weeks. This figure decreased on friday Below eight lakhs for the first time in 46 days.
The government-appointed committee today released its findings India crossed the coronovirus peak And predicted that the epidemic could be brought under control early next year if all measures were followed.