By SM .07 Apr, 2021
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid restrictions will be intensified in the state in view of the second wave of the pandemic. Police inspection will be intensified from Thursday. This was decided in the core committee meeting convened by the chief secretary.
The test positivity rate and daily Covid cases have been increasing steadily for the past few days. Also, the Covid preventive measures were thrown to the winds during the election campaign. Consequently, the number of Covid patients is likely to increase in the coming days. The chief secretary convened the meeting taking all this into consideration.
The major decision was to intensify police inspection. The officers will check if the protocols like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing are followed properly. Sectoral magistrates will be appointed to take action against those who fail to follow the protocol.
It was also decided to increase the number of RT-PCR tests and to vaccinate more people. The one-week quarantine for the people who arrived from other states and foreign countries will continue.