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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 massive protest broke out Sunday in Kerala’s Kottayam where over 2,000 migrant workers demanded food and transportation back to their home states.
Kerala government had earlier issued an order to supply liquor to tipplers suffering from withdrawal, under prescription during the lockdown.
The elderly couple beat the odds, and age-related complications, to fully recover from the coronavirus infection they contracted from their son.
Four people have also died in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 32, according to the Ministry of Health.
Authorities in the district have dismissed the possibility of community transmission and attributed the high figure to people with travel histories.
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 CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Karnataka is keeping border closed even for emergencies, Union minister Sadananda Gowda intervenes and says all taken care of.
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.
The move comes after many reportedly showed acute withdrawal symptoms and suicide cases were reported in the state.