Kerala tightens Covid measures by enforcing RTPCR Tests for domestic and international arrivals – UKMALAYALEE

Kerala tightens Covid measures by enforcing RTPCR Tests for domestic and international arrivals

Sunday 18 April 2021 9:38 PM UTC

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM April 18: As India is witnessing a dangerously alarming surge of COVID-19 infections, the Kerala state government has announced new guidelines for the people entering the state. Kerala Health Department on Sunday stated that people coming to Kerala from other states will be required to register on the E-Jagratha portal.

Moreover, people will be required to carry out an RTPCR test within 48 hours before arriving in the state. This is mandatory even to those who have been vaccinated.

Moreover, details of public functions, including ceremonies like marriage and house warming, should be registered on the ‘COVID-19 Jagratha portal’ in advance. PTI quoting state chief secretary Dr V P Joy, said that the number of people allowed for public functions organised indoor and outdoor venues has been limited to 75 and 150 respectively until further orders.

Kerala has reported its highest single-day spike of 18,257 new COVID19 cases on Sunday while the state reported 25 deaths and 4565 recoveries from the virus.

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Saturday said that she has sought 50 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses for Kerala from the Centre. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had on Monday wrote a letter to the Union Health Minister requesting to provide 50 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the state.

According to a government order on Saturday, details of public functions, including ceremonies like marriage and house warming, should be registered on the ‘COVID-19 jagratha portal’ in advance.

The number of people allowed for public functions organised indoor and outdoor venues has been limited to 75 and 150 respectively until further orders, state chief secretary Dr V P Joy said in the order.

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