Joseph, who headed the diaspora ministry for five years from 2011-16 told IANS that all what Vijayan has done is nothing but rhetoric and when the time came to really act, Vijayan has badly faltered, especially the way the diaspora was being handled when the pandemic struck.
For the past two weeks, the state has reported over 100 Covid-19 positive cases daily.
In an article, State CPI-M secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote that Mani's party is one which has a base and with a following.
Earlier applicable minimum charge of Rs 8 for 5 km will now be applicable to a distance of 2.5 km.
The London-headquartered firm's statement said it wishes to clarify that the entity performing work for the Kerala government's Department of Transport is PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PwCPL).
It included 65 who came from abroad, 46 were those who came from within the country, 10 were local infectees, nine were CISF personnel at the Kannur airport and there was one death which took place on Saturday and tested positive late Monday night.
He passed away on Saturday, but the Covid test results came on Monday night.
The new cases included 78 who came from abroad, 26 from other states, five were locals, three were health professionals and nine were CISF personnel.
Reading out the suspension of Kerala Congress (Mani), UDF convenor and Congress MP Benny Behanan said the Jose K. Mani faction in the UDF has been expelled from the UDF.
The two doctors who tested COVID positive on Sunday include a paediatrician and a physician who have had close contacts with their patients.
State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja informed the media that at present there are 2,015 positive cases, while 2,150 people have by now been cured of the disease.
PwC was selected by the Kerala government to prepare a detailed project report of Rs 4.500 crore for 3,000 e-buses. The contract was given in August 2019.
This is the eighth successive day when the number of cases on a single day crossed 100.
Both of them were speaking online while taking part in the debate series, ‘Kerala Dialogue' organised by the Kerala government.
"Of the new cases, 84 came from abroad, 33 were those who came from within the country, while six were local infections," said Vijayan.
"Of this, 98 people came from abroad, 46 were those who came from within the country and there were eight local infections. At present there are 1,691 positive patients, while in all 3,603 got this disease", said Vijayan.
The function, held on a virtual platform, saw the participation of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other top UN dignitaries who applauded all the leaders which included state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja for effectively tackling Covid-19.
"These 141 new cases include 79 who came from abroad and 52 returnees from within the country. Nine are local infectees and one health professional. The total positive cases now are 1,620," said Vijayan.
The system once commissioned, will help KSEB to evaluate and analyse the performance of renewable energy generation inside the state more precisely in real-time and manage grid operations better.
In the past four days, new cases have gone past the 100-mark taking the total to 516 positive cases.
Chandy told the media that thousands of Kerala natives are deeply upset over the condition that these health certificates were not more than 72 hours old.
In a Facebook post, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 133 fresh cases were registered. Of this, 80 came from abroad, 43 from within the country, nine were local infectees and one health professional, he posted.
"Of the 127 new cases, 87 came from abroad, 36 from within the country, three were local infectees and there was one health professional also," said Vijayan.
The letter said that following detection of the case, some liaison officers in the Advocate General's office and Special GP (Vigilance) had been advised to go into quarantine.
The previous highest tally for a single day was on June 5, when 111 had turned positive.
Speaking to the media here, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said Vijayan is good at rhetoric, but there is no action and as a result, thousands of Kerala diaspora waiting to return is facing fresh hurdles.
This position is contradictory to the statement made by the lone Keralite Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan who said if the state government insists then flights will have to be cancelled, adding that no other state is putting up such a demand.
The decision follows the death of a young snake catcher on Sunday. He was bitten by a poisonous snake that he had caught.
"Of new positive cases registered on Tuesday, 47 came from abroad, while 26 were those who came from within the country. Five were local infectees and one was a health professional," said Shailaja.
The latest death reported was a capital city resident, who was under treatment for cardiac and breathing issues for long.
The order states that there are people who visit the state for a short time for business, official work, trade, medical, court cases, property management or other such purposes.
This new order will become applicable from June 20.
It was on June 9, a single bench of the High Court on a petition of an organisation representing private bus owners, had stayed the government order that asked for reverting to the normal bus charges for two weeks.
Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told the media on Friday that this peculiar situation has arisen because, during the Covid-19 lockdown, the electricity meter readers of the Kerala State Electricity Board were not able to reach the homes of the consumers to take the reading and give the bill.
About 100 officials from the private health sector took part in the online discussion.
The decision came following matters raised by the 'tantri', who has the final say on all tantric and ritualistic procedures.
A total of 907 patients have been cured of the disease so far.
He was rushed to the intensive care unit, but couldn't be saved.
Of the new cases, 53 were those came from abroad, while 27 were those who came from within the country. The remaining 11 were locals and included a health professional.
Following lockdown relaxation early this week, the state government came out with a fresh order withdrawing their earlier order and asked the private sector bus operators to revert to the old charges.
Masks have now become the order of the day in Kerala, the moment one steps out of their homes even if for a while now.
An IT firm approached the high court stating that the selection process was not fair when the BevQ app was selected to deliver a token for all those wanting to purchase liquor, beer and wine when the retail sales started on May 28.
According to state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, the patient had kidney and breathing issues.
With this, the total number of COVID deaths in Kerala rose to 15.
"At Sabarimala, only 50 pilgrims will be allowed at a time and all those who wish to visit, have to book their time on the present Virtual Q system," he said.
"This is the highest number of positive cases in a single day. It is likely to go up as one lakh people from abroad are expected to return to Kerala if all flights scheduled for June arrive," said Vijayan.
"With the three deaths, the total death toll has reached 14. Of the new cases, 47 came from abroad, while 37 reached the state from within the country. On Thursday, 39 people under treatment turned negative. Presently 854 are under treatment and in all, 1,588 have had this disease," he said.
"The Karunya Benevolent Fund should not be closed and handed out a mercy killing," said Chandy.
"The Centre has already said places of worship can be opened from Monday, but the guidelines and directions are yet to come. I spoke to religious heads of Hindus, Christians and Muslims. I appreciated the steps that they took to follow the guidelines when directions were given to close down all places of worship. I have said to them that once the new guidelines of the Centre come, they should take appropriate steps in that regard," he said.
"Of the new cases, 53 came from abroad and 19 from other states. There are 832 active cases. 1,58,861 people are under isolation, 1,444 in the hospitals. There are 128 hotspots," said Vijayan.
The ban will be lifted on the midnight of July 31.
Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, here on Tuesday, also questioned a 'secret' helicopter trip by Chief Secretary Tom Jose and Kerala Police chief Loknath Behera, hours before the former retired.
State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja also the media that 86 people turned positive, which is the highest tally of positive cases on a single day.
In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the District Collector Adeela Abdullah on Tuesday, Gandhi said the 'First Bell' initiative launched is an innovative move to establish digital classrooms.
Jose, who served as Chief Secretary for 23 months, retired on Sunday but came to his office on Monday morning to hand over charge to Mehta.
Vijayan said on Monday that 57 people turned positive, of which 28 came from within the country and 27 from outside the country.
"Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala today, coinciding with its normal date," the IMD stated. The advance of the southwest monsoon over Indian mainland is marked by monsoon onset over Kerala and is an important indicator characterizing the transition from hot and dry season to a rainy season.
Online classes have been enabled through state-owned KITE-Victers Channel to benefit about 4.5 million students from Class 1 to 12 of state syllabus schools.
Vijayan said that there are 62 fresh positive cases on Friday, of which 33 came from abroad and 23 from outside the state.
State Health Minister K.K.Shailaja told the media that Kerala does not come under a community spread area as with the arrival of Keralaites in large numbers from within the country and abroad the state which had flattened the curve showed a spike in COVID cases.
Veerendra Kumar, a sitting Rajya Sabha member, succumbed to a cardiac arrest.
Contrary to expectations that there would be a big rush before the liquor vends, at no place was there a crowd.
Ninety-year-old Hirji S. Adenwalla, a Parsi, was the director at the Charles Pinto Cleft Centre at Thrissur's Jubilee Mission Hospital.
It now appears that this outburst has made Vijayan have a re-think.
"The rates will be affordable to all," said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Tuesday.
The Perumbavoor Police has registered a case. Five people have been charged and a probe has begun.
Till Friday, a total of 732 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the southern state.
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"Of the 24, 14 came from abroad, and 10 from within the country. Today eight people have been cured," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Receiving the pledge of 500 fans, State Health Minister K.K.Shailaja said this was a noble act and Mohanlal has always been a friend of the health department.
Till Wednesday, 666 people have become positive in the state.
At all the depots police keep a strong vigil and ensure all maintain social distancing and use masks.
Trouble broke out last week when five Congress lawmakers -- three MPs and two MLAs -- who visited the Walayar check-post in Palakkad on May 9 were asked to go for two-week isolation after a person who arrived from outside Kerala turned coronavirus positive.
Stating that 630 people have tested coronavirus positive in the state, the Chief Minister said 67,316 people were under observation in homes and 473 in hospitals.
A yellow alert means people and authorities have to be cautious as heavy rainfall can be expected. Only the capital district has been left out from the yellow alert on Monday.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave this information in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Of these, seven have come from abroad, and four from within the country," he added.
The first stop was at Kozhikode, late Thursday and then at Ernakulam and it arrived in the state capital at 5.10 a.m. on Friday.
Reacting to her termination, Fathima said she would seek legal recourse.
Speaking to the media here, Saseendran said the various modalities of running public transport vehicles (buses) will depend on the Centre.
"With the world trade going haywire, it appears the Centre is trying to create a 'self-reliant India'. I do not think that this package will help the country. Moreover, things are not clear on what the states can look forward to," said the economist Kerala Finance Minister.