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Kerala HC stays govt order to provide liquor on prescription, calls it ‘recipe for disaster’

On 1 April, the Kerala government had allowed those suffering from alcohol withdrawal syndrome to have liquor delivered at their doorstep if they had a doctor’s prescription. 
A file photo of migrant workers who gathered at Payippad in Kottayam to demand travel arrangements for their home states amid a nationwide lockdown. | Photo: ANI

Kerala Police probe finds role of ‘Islamic fundamentalist groups’ in migrant protest

A massive protest broke out Sunday in Kerala’s Kottayam where over 2,000 migrant workers demanded food and transportation back to their home states.
Liquor stores in the south eastern state of Kerala were shut after the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 was imposed | Wikimedia Commons

Kerala HC stays government order on providing lockdown exemption passes to tipplers

Kerala government had earlier issued an order to supply liquor to tipplers suffering from withdrawal, under prescription during the lockdown.
Thomas and his wife Mariyamma had contracted the Covid-19 infection from their son | By special arrangement

‘All we saw was death, but doctors helped’: How Kerala couple, 93 and 88, was cured of Covid-19

The elderly couple beat the odds, and age-related complications, to fully recover from the coronavirus infection they contracted from their son. 
Salesmen at a chemist shop wear protective masks in wake of new cases of novel coronavirus being reported in India | PTI

India records highest spike with 227 new Covid-19 cases, total reaches 1251

Four people have also died in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 32, according to the Ministry of Health.
Medical staff members wear masks and protective suits outside an isolation ward in Kochi | PTI Photo

Why this small coastal district in Kerala has become a hotspot for coronavirus

Authorities in the district have dismissed the possibility of community transmission and attributed the high figure to people with travel histories.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | ANI File Photo

Unethical to give alcohol prescriptions, say Kerala doctors, ask govt to change its mind

Kerala has seen 9 suicides in less than a week after liquor stores were shut due to the lockdown. In contrast, only one death has occurred due to coronavirus.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Woman’s death on sealed border triggers Kerala-Karnataka battle, Pinarayi writes to PM Modi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Karnataka is keeping border closed even for emergencies, Union minister Sadananda Gowda intervenes and says all taken care of.
Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala's Chief Minister

This is how Kerala govt, police and residents are helping the poor and fighting Covid-19

Kerala, which now has highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country, has found innovative ways to tackle the crisis and also help people during the lockdown.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Kerala to supply liquor as per doctors prescription

The move comes after many reportedly showed acute withdrawal symptoms and suicide cases were reported in the state.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.