Kerala

The tally includes 1,818 active coronavirus cases while 125 fatalities have been reported due to infection in the state till Friday.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers for the week with the maximum and minimum temperature hovering around 34 and 25 degrees Celcius respectively.

The Cabinet has also decided to formulate an expert committee to submit proposals to reduce the expenditure of government departments, corporations and boards in the face of severe economic hardship in the state.

As India's major evacuation mission -Vande Bharat Mission --entered its fourth day on Sunday, Air India's evacuation flight with 326 Indians from London landed at Mumbai a short while earlier.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday granted permission for movement of the stranded people, including migrants labourers, workers, students and tourists.

According to minister VS Sunil Kumar, ''There are 24 sleeper class coaches in the train. The train will run non-stop to Bhubaneswar. The migrants are expected to reach there after 34 hours. As social distancing norms have to be followed, each sleeper class coach that normally accommodates 72 persons, will be able to carry only 45 persons."

Kasaragod District Collector D Sajith Babu, IG Vijay Sakhare and IG Ashok Yadav have gone into self-quarantine after a journalist in the city has been tested COVID-19 positive, said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, under the Department of Science and Technology, has developed an innovative diagnostic test kit named , Chitra Gene LAMP-N for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, Kerala had 387 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 211 patients who have been cured and discharged, according to the Union Ministry of Health.

According to the official statistics, 10 states account for 80% fo Covid-19 cases in the country out of which Maharashtra and Kerala are major contributors.