Nipah outbreak: Schools will reopen on Thursday, confirms Minister A C Moideen
Thrissur: In the backdrop of Nipah outbreak, the reopening of schools will not be postponed, said Local Self Government Minister A.C. Moideen.
In the present situation, schools and colleges will reopen on June 6, Thursday itself in the state. There is no situation that demands postponement, he told reporters in Thrissur.
A 23-year-old college student here has been confirmed to be infected with the Nipah virus while 86 others are under medical observation, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja Tuesday said.
The results of blood samples of the student, which were tested at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, have confirmed Nipah, she said.
The result came this morning, she added.
Earlier, blood samples examined at two virology institutes--Manipal Institute of Virology and Kerala Institute of Virology and Infectious Diseases--had indicated Nipah.