Kerala under lockdown after India registers 18 new coronavirus cases
Kochi : India's total count of coronavirus cases rose to 62 after 18 new cases have been registered with eight testing positive in Kerala, five in Maharashtra, four in Karnataka and one in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
A Pune couple, their daughter, one of their co-traveller and the cab driver who drove them to Pune from Mumbai have been tested positive to the coronavirus.
The Kerala government sounded High alert after eight new cases were registered in the state, taking total toll to 14. The government has decided to impose severe restriction, including closure of educational institutions and cinema halls.
The infection has also been confirmed in the parents of a three-year-old boy who was tested positive a couple of days back. All of them have been quarantined at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital.
Nearly 1500 people are under the observation in the state.
No examinations will be held till the end of this month for Class I to Class VII.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked people to celebrate Indian festivals but by avoiding mass gatherings.