In its biggest spike in its daily number of Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the epidemic, as many as 39 person were tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kerala on Friday (27 March).
Of these, 34 were from Kasaragod district, two from Kannur, and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kollam.
The State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who briefed the media on Friday, described the situation as 'grave'.
The CM said that situation demanded imposing draconian restrictions.
The CM said that state is considering revealing the names of the infected persons to curtail their movements.
With Kollam registering its first positive case on Friday, the virus has spread to all 14 districts in the state.
The CM flagged the case of an an infected person, a politician from Idukki from Idukki for his 'irresponsible behaviour'. The politician tested positive on Thursday but travelled to different parts of the state.
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