COVID case detected at CPM's Thiruvananthapuram conference

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Thiruvananthapuram: A delegate of the ongoing district conference of the CPM in Thiruvananthapuram has tested COVID-19 positive.

Manorama News reported that IB Sathish, MLA from the Kattakkada Constituency, who attended the inaugural sessions of the conference at Parassala here on Friday has contracted the virus.

While another CPM district committee member has also been confirmed with the virus, it is understood that he had not attended the conference.

At least 280 members, including state leaders, attended the closed meeting in a hall.

The CPM had on Friday cancelled the public meeting and cultural programmes in connection with the conference.

District secretary Anavoor Nagappan had said that the decision was taken in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the district.

On Saturday, the district administration had issued a ban on public events based on the health department's latest advisory for districts with Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in excess of 30%. Thiruvananthapuram's TPR on Friday was 32.8%.

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