Kerala government on Monday proclaimed a novel coronavirus epidemic as “state disaster” after three people tested positive in the southern India state.
Kerala Says Coronavirus As A State Disaster After 3 Cases
After two affirmed cases in Kerala, a third case has been affirmed in the state, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Monday.
Shailaja said the government has proclaimed the epidemic as a “state calamity” to find a way to ensure the episode is viably controlled. The decision was taken at the apex committee of the State Disaster Management Authority led by Chief Secretary Tom Jose.
Prior on Monday, Shailaja in a special mention in the Kerala Assembly said that a third case has tried positive for coronavirus and has been under isolation at the Kanhangad in Kasargode district and the state of the youth, who was an understudy in Wuhan, is steady.
She said right now there are 1,925 people under home observation and another 25 being seen in isolation at the different medical clinics.
“The challenge is to trace people who have come from China and we are doing that,” said the Minister.