Lockdown extended in Kerala till 30 May

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On Friday, Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala announced that lockdown is being extended in the state till 30th May due to Covid-19 cases. In an online press conference, Pinarayi Vijayan said that four worst hit districts which are under a strict triple lockdown are removed from three of the four districts, one of which is Thiruvananthapuram.

On Friday, Kerala recorded 29,673 new Covid-19 cases with 142 fatalities. The positivity rate of the state is 22.22%. Due to the daily increase of Covid-19 cases, the State Government announced the proper lockdown on 6th May to break the Coronavirus transmission. On May 8, shutdown came into action that was scheduled till May 16. Last Friday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan another extension of lockdown which will last till May 23. 

Pinarayi Vijayan said that “Lockdown is being extended by one more week till May 30. It was about to expire on May 23. Today, Kerala saw 29,673 new Covid-19 cases and 142 fatalities with a test positivity rate of 22.22%. Kerala is among states reporting a high number of cases,”. He further said, “The case fatality rate is very low, at 0.4% as against the national average of 1.40%."

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