Thirvanantpuram, 19/4:State Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday blamed the Centre for propagating “false” news that Kerala has stopped updating daily Covid figures.
“Such a thing has not happened at all and we all are surprised on how the Centre can say such a thing, when every day, we have been sending the daily Covid-19 figures through e-mail. The Centre is propagating false things,” said George and added there were around 200 new cases on Monday.
Incidentally, last week, the health department decided not to issue daily updates on the Covid-19 scenario in the state, which, for over two years, used to be updated at 6 pm every day, since April 2020.
Initially, the Covid-19 situation was a part of the daily press briefing by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan; but after a stellar victory in the April 2021 Assembly polls, the Covid handling was left to George. After his last press meeting in September 2021, he met the media only in February 2022.