2 more COVID-19 cases in Kerala, 21 under treatment: K. K. Shailaja
Thiruvananthapuram: After a UK native was tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala on Sunday, another man who returned from a foreign country has also been tested positive for coronavirus.
Addressing the media, Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said that the second COVID-19 positive case was a doctor who had returned from Spain. “The doctor had gone to the European country as part of his studies. All those who were in close contact with him are under observation, the minister added.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in Kerala rose to 21, Shailaja said and added that their health condition is satisfactory.
“Strict screening is being held at railway stations. Police are also helping in this. Screening on roads for those coming from outside the state will be held from Monday. At present there are 5,150 foreigners in the state,” Shailaja said.
The health minister stressed that there was no need for panic. “There should not be a situation where people are scared to come out of their homes. The directives are to avoid large gatherings which could help the spread of coronavirus. There must not be any hindrance to transport or other facilities available for the public,” Shailaja added.
If those undergoing self-isolation and self-quarantine are facing any problem, they can contact the local self government officials, the minister said. “Inspections are being held at places where interstate inter-state or migrant labourers are residing,” Shailaja added.