Kerala registers 12 new cases of Covid-19, state tally reaches 50-mark
Kerala : Kerala registered 12 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total tally of infected people to 52, taking the second spot on the tally of maximum number of cases after Maharashtra.
All of the new cases have a travel history and have returned to India from Gulf countries. Six of them are from Kasargod district, and three are from Kannur and Ernakulam districts.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that more than 50,000 people have been put under surveillance that may have come in contact with the infected people. 52,785 people have been put into home quarantine, while the remaining 228 are getting treatment at hospitals.
Vijayan strongly came out against perceived noncooperation from a section of the society in arresting the spread, especially with the case of a Kasargode native.
The administration has registered cases against some temples and churches, who were found not complying with the orders and going ahead with the religious festivities, endangering the life of attendees.
"The Kasargode native's account of who all he met remains mysterious. He is not fully cooperating. This is irresponsible. If people don't cooperate enough we will be forced for tougher measures including curfew... the seriousness of the situation has still not dawned on some," said Vijayan.