COVID-19: 2,535 people held, 1,636 vehicles seized in Kerala for lockdown violation

South India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Police on Wednesday arrested 2,535 people and seized 1,636 vehicles across the state over charges of violation of the countrywide lockdown.


Kerala has reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, taking the total count in Kerala to 118, including six discharged.

On Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that six cases were tested negative taking the total number of recovered patients to 12.

As on Wednesday, 76,542 people are under observation across the state out of which 76,010 are in their house and 532 in hospitals. 

Of the total 118 virus-infected cases reported so far in Kerala, 91 are Non-Resident Indians (NRI), who have come back to the state from overseas, eight are foreign nationals and 19 have got infected through a local contact. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 606.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.


With inputs from Agency

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