Heavy Rains Add To Kerala’s Covid Woes

Heavy Rains Add To Kerala’s Covid Woes

Kerala To Receive Heavy Rainfall; Yellow, Orange Alert Issued Across Several Districts

Heavy rains lashed Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram and the financial capital Kochi last night and Wednesday morning flooding low-lying areas

In Kochi, areas like the MG Road, Chittoor Road and Kammatipadam went under knee-deep water, bringing life to a standstill.

But the major worry for the government is in the evacuation of Coronavirus positive people and others from Covid hotspots in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. They have to be evacuated by maintaining social distancing and the Covid positive patients and the vulnerable groups need to be isolated. They cannot be put in shelter places like schools as it may develop into a Covid cluster.

In Kottayam, rail services were affected due to landslides. The tracks are being cleared.

The rainfall is likely to move to north Kerala in the next 24 hours, the weather office said.

The Weather office had not issued an alert for Thiruvananthapuram or Kochi for last night’s downpour. The prediction was heavy rains around August 3-4.

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