Centre advices Kerala to go for night curfew to contain coronavirus cases
New Delhi : The number of new coronavirus cases in Kerala has shown a sudden surge and Maharashtra has registered increasing Delta Plus variant cases; taking a note of the situation, the Centre has asked the states to go for night curfew to contain the virus spread. It also assured the states that they would be provided more vaccines if required.
The meeting was held by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla through video conference and was attended by chief secretaries and police chiefs of the two states apart from Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and others.
The meeting was called to check the measures states are taking to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“Union Home Secretary… observed that more efforts would be required to arrest the increase in infections. This would require adequate intervention in geographical areas having higher infection, through measures such as contact tracing, vaccination drives and Covid appropriate behaviour. He also suggested that the state governments should explore the possibility of placing night curfew in areas of high positivity,” a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said.
Kerala and Maharashtra have reported highest number of new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
India reported 46,164 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 31,445 cases coming from Kerala only. India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,25,58,530, while the active cases rose to 3,33,725, according to the Union Health Ministry data.