Mumbai: In the midst of rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the Pinarayi Vijayan government has extended the lockdown till 23 May. Essential services will be allowed.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while addressing the media that the positivity rate remains high, the state government has decided to extend the current full lockout in Kerala by May 23.
Triple lockdown will be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram, where the test positivity rate is high: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan #COVID19
— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2021
The state today recorded 34,694 new COVID-19 cases. There were 93 deaths, the death toll is 6243.
The total recovery in the state stood at 16,36,790, with 31,319 new recoveries. CM said that a total of 1,31,375 samples were examined during the last 24 hours.
He said that triple lockdown will be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram, where the test’s positivity is high.
The state government said that Kerala registered 39,955 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, totalling 20,20,834, while 97 deaths brought the toll to 6,150.
As many as 33,733 people were cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 16,05,471.