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Is Kerala backlog of Covid deaths a stumbling block to the state’s bragging rights?
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Is Kerala backlog of Covid deaths a stumbling block to the state’s bragging rights?

Kerala has kept the number of Covid deaths to a remarkably low level for more than a year since the pandemic struck. The state's share of the national death toll was only 1.4% as late as April 21, well into the second wave. Kerala's share of total deaths in the country surpassed its share of total new cases for the first time in September, rising to 45.2%, then to an alarming 64.7% in October. While Kerala contributed 56% of new Covid cases in India in October, the state's total death toll increased to 65%. Importantly, more than 80% of Kerala's October death toll were backlog deaths — deaths that occurred much earlier but were not disclosed as Covid deaths, partly due to insufficient documentation but more so because of to the state's lack of willingness — or, in a less charitable int...
Karnataka Institutional quarantine comfort for short-range Kerala passengers
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Karnataka Institutional quarantine comfort for short-range Kerala passengers

Institutional quarantine comfort Karnataka has excused short-range passengers in 3 days from Kerala from obligatory 7-day institutional quarantine. They incorporate learners appearing in Karnataka for the exam along with one parent each in these days, travelers in transit from or to Kerala through any form of transportation constitutional functionaries, healthiness care specialists, and their partners; kids below two years and those in a dire, urgent situation (demise in the family, medicinal cure, etc.). The State had previously prepared RT-PCR negative documentation not older than seventy-two hours; obligatory for learners and workers arriving in Karnataka from Kerala. According to a circular on Wednesday, by the principals/administrators of the instructive institution ...