The last video of Aswathy, a native of Wayanad, who died of COVID-19 the other day, is getting annoying. The video of Aswathy with a full smile has just come out. ‘Then pray and go there and see what happens. I don’t know ‘says Aswathy in the video. The video was taken by one of Aswathy’s friends before she went to the hospital.
Aswathy died on the way to Kozhikode Medical College due to her critical condition. She was working as a technician at the Sultan Bathery Public Health Lab. Aswathy also received two doses of the COVID vaccine. They stopped the vaccine a month and a half ago.
Leaders, including the health minister, offered condolences on the death. Shailaja’s teacher wrote on Facebook that Aswathy’s separation was a tragedy as the fight against COVID intensified.
At the same time, more restrictions were imposed in the state as the spread of COVID intensified. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting convened by the Chief Minister. The all-party meeting also proposed to continue the restrictions over the weekend.
The decision was made to allow the shops to operate only till 7.30 pm. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had asked for an extension till 9 pm, but COVID assessed the state of emergency and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s proposal was later accepted by all. There will be no weekend restrictions on May 2, Election Day. The important decision taken by the political parties together was not to hold a joyous demonstration on the counting day. The joyful display is not prohibited by any law or order. It was suggested at the all-party meeting that the political leadership should give instructions to the rank and file.
The need for separate counters for vaccine distribution to those above 80 years of age was also raised at the meeting. It was also decided to impose strict restrictions on the spread of COVID in the tribal areas. Restrictions in districts may not be general. Depending on the extent of COVID spread, district administrations may make appropriate decisions. BJP state president K Surendran said at the all-party meeting that Kerala should not blame the Center for the wax.