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A complete lockdown will be imposed in Kerala on July 31 and August 1 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. News agency ANI tweeted about saying, “Complete lockdown to be imposed in #Kerala on July 31 and August 1 due to rising COVID19 cases in the state.”

ANI further informed that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has stated that the central government is sending a six-member team to Kerala. The team will be headed by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control. The Union Health Minister also said that many COVID-19 cases are still being reported in Kerala, the team will aid the state’s ongoing efforts in COVID management.

As per an ANI report on July 26, 2021, Kerala reported 11,586 new COVID-19 cases with an overall test positivity rate (TPR) of 10.59 percent. Furthermore, as many as 271 areas reported TPR above 15 percent.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that the COVID-19 vaccine’s first dose had been given to all those above 45 years of age in Wayanad and Kasaragod districts as per the ANI report.
As per the health bulletin from the COVID-19 Outbreak Control and Prevention State Cell, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Kerala, on July 28, 2021, 22056 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the state over the last 24 hours. The bulletin further stated that it had added 38559 new persons to quarantine or isolation during the previous 24 years. Also, 131 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

By Ram

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