Kerala COVID-19 situation 'worrying': Congress MP Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi/IBNS: Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala's Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, Friday termed the rising cases of COVID-19 in the southern state as "worrying".
In a tweet, Gandhi has appealed to all people of Kerala to follow COVID-19 norms.
He tweeted, "Rising cases of Coronavirus infections in Kerala are worrying. I appeal to our brothers and sisters in the state to follow all safety measures & guidelines. Please take care."
Rising cases of Coronavirus infections in Kerala are worrying.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 30, 2021
I appeal to our brothers and sisters in the state to follow all safety measures & guidelines.
Please take care.
Kerala Thursday recorded over 22,000 new infections for the third day in a row.
The state government has already announced a complete lockdown this weekend. The lockdown will be imposed on Jul 31 (Saturday) and Aug 1 (Sunday).
Meanwhile, the central government is rushing a central team to the southern state as it is still reporting a high number of positive cases.
Earlier this month, the Communist government in Kerala was slammed by the Supreme Court for easing anti-COVID-19 restrictions in view of Muslim festival Bakrid.
"Alarming state of affairs to give in to pressure tactics. Pressure hood of any manner cannot infringe upon the most precious right to life. If any untoward incident takes place due to this relaxation, the public can bring to our notice and action will be taken accordingly," a two-judge bench comprising Justice RF Nariman and BR Gavai had told the government.
The state government had cited the adverse economic condition of the traders as the reason behind the relaxations.
"The traders were expecting that the Bakrid sales would alleviate their misery to a certain extent. They have stocked up the goods for this purpose early. The organization of traders started to agitate against the stringent curbs implemented in the LSGIs and declared that they will open shops all over the state flouting the regulations," the government had told the court.
At that time, the state was reporting cases at around 9-10 thousand per day.