Covid-19: Kerala readies one lakh bath-attached rooms across state
Kerala has readied one lakh bath-attached rooms in lodges, tourist homes, hostels and guest houses to deal with any emergency arising of the Covid-19
The Centre has appreciated Kerala's efforts in containing the toll from Covid-19 to two despite exposure to the contagion triggered mainly by international travellers arriving at the four airports in the state.
The Centre's appreciation was conveyed to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in preliminary remarks made by the Union Health Secretary during the Prime Minister's interaction with Chief Ministers on Thursday.
Speaking to newspersons here, Vijayan said that, aside from public and private hospitals, the state has readied at least one lakh bath-attached rooms in lodges, tourist homes, hostels and guest houses to deal with any emergency arising on the Covid-19 front.
As on Thursday, the state has 1,65,934 persons under observation of whom 1,65,291 are home quarantines and only 643 are in hospitals. Till date, 8,456 samples have been sent for testing, of which 7,622 have proved negative. The state has now published a list of hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients alone.
The Chief Minister said that 157 persons from the state had attended the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in New Delhi. They are drawn from all 14 districts in the state. The government has gathered all details about the participants, some of whom are under observation with Covid-19 symptoms at homes or hospitals.
Courtesy: Business Line