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Kerala decides to extend lockdown for one more week

Kerala government has decided to extend the state-wide lockdown for one more week till 30th of this month, to further contain the COVID spread. Triple lockdown has been limited to Malappuram district from tomorrow onwards.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts will be withdrawn from tomorrow as the test positivity rate and active case load have come down. Triple lockdown will only continue in Malappuram district.

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He added that though the covid  cases shows a falling trend , lockdown restrictions will continue to further slow down the spread.Mr Vijayan further assured that, all necessary steps will be taken to ensure the availability of the anti- fungal drugs used for the treatment of black fungus disease in the state. Currently 16 persons  with black fungus infection is under treatment in the state.

Meanwhile 29,673 new  covid cases were confirmed in Kerala today.The test positivity rate fell to 22.22%. Over 41,0000 recoveries were also reported. The state recorded the highest per day death toll today,as 142 persons succumbed to the virus in the last  24 hours.Presently over 3 lakh  active covid cases are there in the state.

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