Impose two-week lockdown: KGMOA
With Kerala witnessing a large surge in COVID-19 instances, the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Thursday urged the LDF authorities to clamp a two-week lockdown to quell the swell.
The State had on Wednesday reported the very best single day spike of 35,013, pushing the entire instances to 14.95 lakh and energetic instances to 2.66 lakh.
Pointing out that for the reason that State was within the grip of a extreme unfold of the virus, a two-week lockdown was needed, the affiliation stated in a letter to Chief Secretary, Dr. V. P. Joy.
Studies have proven that the mutant strains have been getting transmitted from individual to individual by means of the ambiance and this leads to the unfold of the virus from an contaminated particular person to 100 others.
The want now’s to make sure folks don’t transfer round in public locations and stay of their houses, the affiliation stated.
It additionally sought a rise within the energy of medical doctors and different medical workers, extra domiciliary care centres and First Line Treatment Centres (FLTC) ought to be arrange on the block stage and tele-consultation services ought to be supplied.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had earlier instructed a week-long lockdown.
However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had on Wednesday made it clear that there have been no plans for a Statewide lockdown as of now, however extra restrictions could be put in place in a stringent method.
“We are not planning for a lockdown now. If it is needed, we will think about it. But that will be a last resort. We will fight the pandemic by implementing stringent restrictions,” Mr. Vijayan had stated.