Kerala Well being Minister Ok Ok Shailaja on Saturday warned of a spike in COVID-19 instances, days after the native physique elections within the state, and requested folks to be ‘extremelycareful’ for the following few weeks. The Well being Minister additionally suggested the general public to self- quarantine and stay affected person till a vaccine for the pandemic is made accessible.
“It isn’t time but to buy groceries with youngsters or to entertain big gatherings for weddings and festivities. We have to stay affected person till a vaccine is out there. So till then, the political events, households and people ought to be sure that such gatherings are prevented and the well being protocol is adhered to,” Shailaja stated throughout a Fb dwell occasion.
Citing professional opinion that COVID-19 instances might enhance after the elections, she requested folks to get themselves examined in case of any signs.
“Consultants opine that a rise in instances may be seen after the elections. We should be extremelycareful for the following two weeks. Folks mustn’t assume that elections are over and the COVID-19 has gone. Regardless that the federal government has lifted the restrictions, folks ought to restrain themselves and comply with the COVID-19 well being protocol,” she stated.
The three-phase polling was held in a complete of 21,893 wards in 1,200 native self governing bodies–including six companies, 941 village panchayats, 14 district panchayats and 87 municipalities on December 8, 10 and 14.
The complete election process was in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, masks, sanitising and social distancing norms had been made necessary in any respect polling stations.