Kerala rose rapidly in one single day of new COVID19 infections with 1569 on Friday. The state total reported 41277 Covid19 cases, with 26996 recovery cases.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has moved into self-quarantine after Malappuram district collector K Gopalakrishnan tested positive of coronavirus.
The CM had closely interacted with the Malappuram collector regarding the Karipur airport plane crash, before visiting the victims at the Kozhikode medical college.
The Malappuram collector, assistant collector and 20 employes of the collectorate were active in the rescue operation team at the Karipur airport incident.
Seven other Kerala ministers who were with the chief minister during his Karipur visit day post the tragedy also been asked to quarantine themselves, include of KK Shailaja, E Chandrashkharan, KT Jaleel. A C Moideen, EP Jayarajan, Kadannappy Ramachandran speaker P Sreeramakrisha, V S Sunil. Kerala chief secretary DR Vishwas Mehta IAS and DGP Loknath Behra.
The official statement stated the chief minister will isolate himself at the Cliff House, in Thryuvanthapruram. Hence, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran will do the Independence Day flag hoist in the CM’s stand.