6 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerala

6 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerala

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala has reported six more fresh cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. He made this announcement at a press conference after chairing a special cabinet meeting.

He said the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state has now risen to 12. Out of 12, 9 are in Pathanamthitta, two in Kottayam and one in Kochi.

Except one (3-yr-old minor in Kochi) others got infected via the three persons who came from Italy dodging state authorities, said state health minister K K Shailaja who also attended the press conference.

After steady rise in coronavirus cases, Kerala has pressed the emergency button cancelling all public functions for a month. In all schools, classes for children from 1 to 7 will remain suspended.

Government has requested cinema halls to stop their operations for the time being. In his press conference, the CM also said that all public functions, festivals and weddings where large numbers of people converge should be deferred.

He also requested people to conduct rituals but to keep them limited at home.

The chief minister also suggested that devotees avoid visiting the Sabarimala shrine which is opening for monthly poojas on Thursday.