Kerala government under fire over deteriorating COVID-19 situation – Gulf News

‘Vijayan’s illogical strategy and motivated media propaganda costing the nation dearly’
New Delhi: India on Wednesday witnessed a surge in new COVID-19 cases after 37,593 fresh infections and 648 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
This is a sharp increase in the numbers as on Tuesday the country had registered 25,467 new cases and 354 deaths in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister of State V Muraleedharan slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the deteriorating COVID-19 situation in the state and alleged that the state government had failed to protect the lives of people.
Attacking the Kerala government, Muraleedharan said Vijayan’s illogical strategy and motivated media propaganda are costing the nation dearly.
In a tweet today, Muraleedharan wrote, “Alarming #COVID19 situation in Kerala, @vijayanpinarayi has clearly failed to protect people’s lives. Kerala alone recorded 24,296 cases and 173 deaths yesterday @vijayanpinarayi’s illogical strategy and motivated media propaganda costing dearly to the nation. #VijayanfailsKerala”.
Also, Kerala recorded 24,296 COVID-19 positive cases, the highest single-day spike by any state/Union Territory in the country on Tuesday. The state also registered 173 Covid fatalities.
Earlier on August 16, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited Kerala and discussed the public health response to COVID-19 in the state with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister Veena George.

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