"We have had to impose fines when people take the seriousness of the virus lightly. Those not wearing masks will be fined. It is the responsibility of shop-owners to make sure that necessary arrangements are made," he added.
He further said that more than 20 people should not attend government events and testing numbers would be increased.
With 7,834 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of active cases in Kerala reached 80,818.
As many as 22 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 813. A total of 1,39,620 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the state so far.
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