Pinarayi Vijayan
Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM expresses concern over rising number of COVID cases

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Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

“The increase in positive cases is a serious warning. Our Covid preventive measures need to be enhanced," the Chief Minister said, while addressing a press conference at the Government Secretariat on Friday evening. Regarding the people coming back to Kerala, he said "More people are expected to come back and we will ensure proper testing, treatment and care to all. "Serious patients are among those who are coming back. We will ensure additional facilities, including ventilators in hospitals to accommodate more in-patients. Huge rush is being seen in some places.

''Reverse quarantine is to avoid elders and children from going out. People should observe more self-restraint or else, all efforts will become ineffective,” he added. (UNI)