Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Saturday said that the state is reaping the rewards of the diligence that has gone in overall containment of the spread of COVID-19.
In the state, the entire number currently under treatment is 138 and in the past week, the number of latest cases was in single digits and there are around 78,000 people under observation within the state.
She told the media that in no way, can the Kerala government relax because"things can go haywire anytime, if we are not alert, but at the same time, life has to go on, if not there will be other issues.
"It should not be like, we saved people from Covid, but people die out of hunger. So whatever relaxations are now announced to be effective after April 20, should not be an occasion to forget the alertness that we maintained. Instead the relaxation should be used to revive the economy and it should happen by keeping all the rules and regulations of maintaining social distancing," said Shailaja.
Kerala has announced that based on the prevailing performance of the 14 districts on how it's tackled COVID-19, its been marked into 4 different zones which would come into effect after April 20.
While Kottayam and Idukki will get the utmost relaxation. life will slowly revisit to normal subject to all or any the national guidelines, the opposite 12 districts will get a scaled-down relaxation.