Ernakulam health worker likely developed COVID-19 from Nedumbasserry airport


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Others who had been in contact with his have also been directed to remain under self-isolation. A list of all those who had been in contact with him is being prepared.

Kochi: A health official from Ernakulam was among the 20 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala on Sunday. A native of Chowara in Aluva, he is a health inspector.

Preliminary assumption is that he developed coronavirus from the Nedumbassery airport. He had been working at Nedumbassery primarily. He also worked at the railway station for one or two days.

After he displayed signs of throat ache and other health problems, he was taken to the isolation ward and his samples were sent for tests.

The health officer had been working at the airport until shutdown. As he had been continuously working at the airport, all of his colleagues have been directed to remain in self-isolation and are under observation.

Others who had been in contact with the health official have also been directed to remain under self-isolation. A list of all those who had been in contact with him is being prepared.

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