David Hussey has pinned his hopes on the duo, calling them the 'next generation of Indian players'.
The minister refuted allegations that his department was not consulted before the state government announced its decision to begin classes for schoolchildren from November 1.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged the health and education departments to make the necessary arrangements to begin all classes by November 15.
With this, the number of active COVID cases in the state fell to 1,80,842. Of the new cases, 18,114 contracted the virus through contact while 96 came from outside the state.
She urged the public to support the board by buying Khadi products.
The relatives of Kunjumon, 85, a native of Perumbavoor, who died of COVID while under treatment at the Kalamassery Medical College, have filed a complaint.
After the doctors found out that things are all well, she was allowed to return home.
The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.46 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 19 days.
According to various reports, the earlier world record for daily doses was created by China with 2.47 crore vaccines being administered in June.
The findings, posted on the virological.org discussion forum and not yet peer reviewed, may challenge the hypothesis that SARS-COV-2 escaped from a laboratory