lastminute newsKerala Paying Price for Laxity in Covid Norms during Onam, Other States Must Draw Lesson: Health Minister SonDakika-Haberleri.Net
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday came down heavily on the Kerala government as the daily number of cases in the coastal state nearly doubled amid Onam festivities.
During the sixth episode of Sunday Samvaad, the Health Minister said that there were only 499 cases and two deaths in the state between January 30 and May 3, gains that have come undone now. He said that Kerala was paying the price of gross negligence during Onam due to an increase in inter and intrastate travel.
"Epicurve of Kerala changed completely due to Onam festivities across the State, the daily new cases nearly doubled," he said, warning that this was a lesson to all state governments that were being negligent in managing the festival season.