Kozhikode: KSRTC has stopped state-wide biometric punching in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. Transport Minister AK Sasheendran said all employees were advised to wear masks. The conductors and drivers must wear the mask and the mask shall be provided to all employees. There is a huge shortage of masks. However, the Minister of Transport said that the mask will be issued to the employees of Pathanamthitta today.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Health KK Krishnan said that if the instructions given by the state health department were found to be violated, strict action would be taken Shylaja clarified. The health department is moving to stringent action after 3 people from Italy and 2 others through their contacts became infected with Covid-19. A three-year-old boy had conformed with the COVID-19 virus when they came from Italy and arrived at the Nedumbassery airport. The man who came from Kuwait to Kottayam was under surveillance at a private hospital confirmed that he was not infected with the coronavirus. This morning’s sample test results are reassuring that.