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Kerala Chief Minister to hold press briefings via video-conferencing from March 26

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In the backdrop of Central government advocating social distancing to contain COVID-19 spread, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that from now onwards he will hold press briefings via video-conferencing.

"Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hold press briefings through video-conferencing from March 26," said a government source.

The source also said that this decision has been taken to avoid a large gathering during press briefings.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 118 in the state.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in India reached 606, including 43 foreign nationals.

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First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 21:12 IST