Rahul Gandhi attends COVID-19 review meeting in Kerala's Malappuram on visit to Wayanad LS constituency

In the past three days, Malappuram recorded the highest number of cases in the state — 1,399 on Sunday, 1,519 on Saturday and 1,025 cases on Friday

Press Trust of India October 19, 2020 20:59:42 IST
Rahul Gandhi attends COVID-19 review meeting in Kerala's Malappuram on visit to Wayanad LS constituency

Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference on Tuesday. Image courtesy: Twitter/@INCIndia

Malappuram: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday participated in a COVID-19 review meeting at Malappuram, which has been witnessing a spurt in positive cases recently.

In the past three days, Malappuram recorded the highest number of cases in the state-- 1,399 on Sunday, 1,519 on Saturday and 1,025 cases on Friday.

The meeting was held at the district collectorate. The Wayanad MP reached on Monday on a three-day visit to his constituency, spread over the three districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kozhikode districts.

After the review meeting, Gandhi handed over the key of a newly built house to sisters — Kavya and Karthika, who had lost their parents and home in the Kavalappara landslide in Malappuram last year.

Kerala had witnessed two major landslides at Kavalappara in Malappuram and Puthumala in Wayanad districts, triggered by heavy rains in August last year in which at least 113 people were killed.

Congress leaders, including KPCC president Mullapally Ramachandran and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala were among those who were present to receive the former AICC president who landed at Calicut International airport in nearby Karipur around 12 noon.

Gandhi will be attending a COVID-19 review meeting at Wayanad and the district coordination committee meeting on central-sponsored schemes at Kalpetta civil station on Tuesday morning.

The Congress leader will visit Mananthavady COVID-19 hospital on 21 October before leaving for Delhi from Kannur.

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