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Kerala Reports Nil Cases On Fourth Day in Row

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Setting a record of sorts, Kerala has reported nil corona positive cases fourth day in succession today. In the last seven days, the fresh cases reported were just five, the lowest seven-day figure after the second wave of infection that began on March 9.
And during the same time, as many as 81 patients were cured of the disease. Consequently, the number of active cases in the state has fallen from 111 on April to 30 on Wednesday which means a recovery rate of 12 cases a day.
With several recovering on Wednesday Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts have become COVID-19 free for the time being.  Though COVID-19 free, the Kottayam district is still in Red Zone as the driver who brought eggs from Tamil Nadu on April 3, was tested positive. It is suspected that he might have spread it to many persons during his stay in Kerala.

The growing normalcy in the state has now emboldened the government to announce the dates of examination that were put on hold because of lockdown. The government has decided to hold the examinations of Class 10, Plus One and Plus Two between May 21 and May 29. The valuation of the examination that was completed will begin from  May 13.
However, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan favored a 14-day institutional quarantine for everyone returning from foreign countries.” Everyone will be shifted to a government-run quarantine facility and a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)test will be conducted on their samples on the seventh day of their arrival. If he is tested negative, he will be allowed to go home and continue their remaining u7-day quarantine period of 7 days in-home quarantine,” the chief minister said. Pregnant women and children with no symptoms will be allowed to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days at home.