New Delhi: Congress leader and party’s national spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi criticized the Kerala government’s move to relax restrictions for three days on account of Bakrid. He called it a condemnable act of the state government.
Kerala government had given many relaxations
Kerala government had relaxed the Kovid-19 lockdown restrictions on 18, 19 and 20 July in view of Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) celebrations. Under this, shops selling clothes, shoes, electronic goods, fancy and jewelery will now be allowed to open till 8 pm. 40 people who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter religious places.
Increase in new cases of Kovid-19 in Kerala
However, there has been a spike in Kovid-19 cases in the state. Yesterday only 16,150 new cases were registered. Active cases are also increasing continuously in Kerala and the state has registered more than 1.25 lakh active cases after 35 days. Kozhikode recorded the highest number of cases (205). It is followed by Malappuram (2033), Ernakulam (1908), Thrissur (1758), Kollam (1304), Palakkad (1140), Kannur (1084) and Thiruvananthapuram (1025). According to the government release, 75 of the new cases are health workers. 62 had come from outside the state and 15,269 were infected through contact. The source of contact was not clear in 742 cases.