Thiruvananthapuram: The State under Chaotic situation as the spreading of the highly contagious deadly epidemic started devastating the state with a spurt in the number of COVID positive cases and contact cases and sources untraced cases. The death toll also started increasing in the last one week.
The day after the state reported the single-day biggest tally of COVID cases with 722, number crossing 700. two death reported from the state. One in Ernamkulum and one from Thrissur, and both tested positive to the pandemic after death and source of the pandemic is not traced in two cases. The state continuously reports COVID death for the last consecutive week. The death toll reached 39 from thirty within two weeks. The single-day positive case tally soared to an alarmingly increasing number of 722 from the 301 cases reported on July 8. The number crossed 600 on Wednesday, and sudden spurt has shown on the next day by crossing 700 marks. The state is apprehensive over the pandemic which started devastating the state with an augmenting the number of positive cases and contact cases along with death toll started rising.
The number of patients not to have shown any symptoms to the pandemic is exuded a soaring rate of 60 percent in the state. The deadly epidemic started lashing at the state with all its terrible nature. The sporadic incidents of patients denied proper treatment for the pandemic at COVID centers are raised from the state. Relatives of the fire force employee died due to COVID in Kannur already lodged a complaint about medical negligence and that too weeks before. The forthcoming days are to witness the situation of medical negligence owing to the lack of facility. The countries including the US, the UK, and Italy facilitated with ultra-modern medical requirements are found paralyzed to curb the pandemic.
Chief Minister repeatedly warned about the tragic situation in Italy where people died due to COVID and buried massively. Kerala, a small state with thick population density and backward with not so developed health care industry is unable to incur the coming dreadful situation. Comparing to other states, Kerala is not an urbanized area where the high possibility of the COVID outbreak is posing risk. The population density in the metro city like Bengaluru and Chennai in the neighboring states are higher than 2crores, a number that comes up to the major chunk of our population that is 3crore. Kochi, the single metro city in Kerala comes in the 75 the position, among the metro cities across the country. While taking into account the number of COVID positive cases in Kerala, it indicates the state on the edge of the most dreadful condition.
There are allegations leveled against the state government for the lapse in curbing the pandemic from the opposition. The laxity allowed in the lockdown rules after the unlock phase 1.0 by granting permission to open temples, mosques, and churches. Though the unlock guidelines directed by the Centre strongly recommended not to open saloons and hotels and malls, the state government announced relaxation. The decision to conduct SSLC examinations in the state triggered criticism from the Public.
The state is allegedly in the backward position in conducting tests which sparked widescale criticism from many corners. The decision to replace institutional quarantine for home quarantine for the people returning back from abroad added more to worst-hit the pandemic. Recently in Poonthura, a coastal region in the capital district the people launched a strong protest against the low-quality tests conducted in the area and the lack of facilities provided with COVID positive persons. The entrance examinations conducted in the state amid the rising concern over the spurt in the single day COVID positive cases that have crossed 700 on the last day sparked large scale controversy.
The government and people should be highly vigilant to fight against the dreadful situation. The current task in the third phase of COVID to fight against the deadly pandemic definitely will have the the value of lives of 3 crores of people in our state. People are strictly alerted to follow break the chain and social distancing and cleaning habits directed by COVID guidelines.