Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the weekend control and night curfew implemented before the lockdown had benefited the public. There are positive signs of the spread of the disease. From May 1 to May 8, there were an average of 37,144 cases a day. But in the week when the lockdown began, it dropped to 35,919, the CM said.
The Chief Minister said: “Triple lockdown is being implemented successfully in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts. Very few people take to the streets. Covid victims and primary contacts are monitored regularly in these districts, including motorcycle patrols, to ensure they stay indoors. The roads are under strict scrutiny. People go out only for the essential things. Although a few have personal inconveniences, people generally cooperate with the triple lockdown. It shows the determination of the people to fight Kovid. “
“There are some positive signs of the spread of the disease in the state,” he said. From May 1 to 8, there were an average of 37,144 cases a day. However, it has dropped to 35,919 in the week since the lockdown began. At that stage, eight districts recorded a decline of 10 to 30 per cent. The lowest decrease was in the Wayanad district. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated in the Pathanamthitta district. However, the number of cases is increasing in Kollam, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts. In the Kollam district, there is an increase of 23%. However, it is reassuring to note that there is a slight decrease in the number of active cases in the state in general. The number of active cases has dropped from 4,45,000 to 3,62,315. ”
“It simply came to our notice then. The spread of the disease, which is detected one day, is affected one to one and a half weeks before that day, so it remains to be seen in the coming days how effective the lockdown will be. The change we see now suggests that the lockdown may change for the better. It is to be hoped that the strict vigilance shown by the people will be beneficial. So, let’s continue this vigilance with the days following the lockdown. The spread of the disease must not go beyond the efficiency of our health systems. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.”