LSG-focused Covid containment strategy will further reduce cases in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan said the overall total positivity rate in the state had improved and the government was looking at various options for framing area-specific containment strategies.

Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala, on Monday, stated that the state government was mulling to implement a local self-government (LSG) centric COVID-19 containment plan to help further reduction in the number of cases.

Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan said the overall total positivity rate in the state had improved and the government was looking at various options to involve the institutions like Grama Panchayats‍, Block Panchayats, District Panchayats, Municipalities and Municipal Corporations for framing area-specific containment strategies. He said the lockdown helped control the disease spread.

In one of the tweets, the chief minister said, “As Kerala’s overall TPR has improved, an LSG focused Covid containment strategy will be implemented for further reduction of cases.”

“LSGs will be categorised as per the rate of spread and specific actions will be taken accordingly,” he informed.

On Monday, the CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced that the statewide uniform lockdown strategy will be replaced with region-specific restrictions from June 17.

The announcement was made after a high-level meeting was held to review the complete lockdown in force in the state for the last 38 days. After the meeting, it was unanimously decided that restrictions could be eased out as there is a fall in Covid cases and TPR.

On Monday, the state reported 7,719 new cases as against 68,573 tests (TPR 11.26%).

Meanwhile, 1.12 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the state until June 13.

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