Former Minister Shibu Baby John has accused the Kerala government of manipulating the number of Covid-19 cases. In a Facebook post, the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader said that the Government hid the details of his party's local secretary who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kollam. He said that the Chief Minister on Thursday, in his daily press conference, did not reveal this particular case in Kollam.
Although the RSP local leader was under treatment in a hospital in Kollam district, the Chief Minister had told media persons that no positive cases were reported from Kollam. However, Shibu reveals that according to unofficial reports, there are over four people tested positive for Coronavirus in Kollam!
“Many other districts, including Idukki and Kottayam, have been underreporting the number of positive cases. The chief minister must make it clear that whether this under-reporting is part of a deliberate cover-up,” the RSP leader asks.
There have been serious allegations that the government was hiding the Covid cases. Exposing Kerala’s Corona cover-up, the state DGP Loknath Behera had disclosed that around 284 Tablighis from Kerala who attended the Nizamuddin Markaz are still missing. Contrary to the statement of the police chief, on April 1, Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan had claimed that all the participants of the Tablighi Jamaat at the Nizamuddin Markaz from Kerala have been tracked and they were under observation in the State. However, even if the currently available numbers are taken at face value, at least 284 Kerala Tablighis who had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat convention in Nizamuddin are missing.
In some of the positive cases reported from Kerala, the incubation period was longer than 24 days. In certain cases, it is as longer as 40 days! According to the official claim, two Gulf returnees in Kannur, who came from Dubai on March 20, tested positive on April 16. The officials claim that both were asymptomatic but isolated as per directives. However, people doubt whether it has some direction links to the missing Tablighis who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz.