Amidst the rise of coronavirus cases in the country and second wave of pandemic, Kerala has announced complete lockdown in the state from May 8 till May 16. Kerala on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike with over 41,000 fresh Covid cases.
Kerala CM's Office tweeted on Thursday: "As directed by the CM, the entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6am on 8 May to 16 May. This is in the background of a strong 2nd wave of COVID-19."
Kerala Chief Minister has hinted that the situation is Kerala is worse and stringent measures have to be taken to curb the Covid surge. The chief minister has said as the number of Covid patient increases by the day, the need for oxygen has also increased and measures will be taken to curb the shortage.
The chief minister had also said that instructions will be given to strengthen the ward level committees and rapid response teams in the state by bringing in the medical students from the areas.