Thiruvananthapuram, July 31: With the Onam festival round the corner, Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday asked people to avoid crowds and if possible, even events, celebrations and visits to relatives to reduce the risk of COVID infection. COVID-19 Death Data: Backlog to Be Cleared, Names of Deceased to Be Published, Says Kerala Health Minister Veena George.

People should strictly avoid crowds and follow COVID protocols while organising and attending events and celebrations, the Minister said. She further said that if possible, people should avoid going to any events or celebrations. Centre Reviews COVID-19 Situation in 10 States, Including Maharashtra, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu; Advises Strict Restrictions in Districts With Over 10% Positivity Rate.

Visits to relatives and family should also be avoided as much as possible especially if there are small children in the family, the Minister said. The suggestions come at a time when the State is witnessing over 20,000 fresh COVID cases over the last five days.

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