Thiruvananthapuram: The covid review meeting presided over by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan suggested that those who are over 60 years of age, those with related diseases, and the covid front workers should take the booster vaccine immediately. The meeting considered that it would be appropriate to wear masks in crowded areas, AC rooms, and public places depending on the situation.
The Chief Minister said that the new virus variant has a high spread potential and should be cautious. We need to get serious. Along with the health department, the local government department should also be vigilant. The Chief Minister said that the instructions given by the Central Government regarding Covid should be implemented in the same way.
Health Minister Veena George said that an average of 7000 tests are currently being conducted in the state. Currently, 474 cases have been reported. 72 people are in the hospital. 13 people are in the ICU. Sufficient oxygen production is taking place. Oxygen plants have been installed in all district hospitals. Minister Veena George said that the Kerala Medical Service Corporation has been instructed to provide medicines, masks, and PPE kits as required.
The minister said that the center has been requested to provide the vaccine and the covid monitoring cell has been restarted. Minister Veena George said that the Rapid Response Team met and issued guidelines and IEC has strengthened awareness.
Revenue Minister K Rajan, Local Self-Government Minister MB Rajesh, Chief Secretary, State Police Chief, and District Collectors were also present at the meeting.