Coronavirus: condition of satisfactory infected medical student

THRISSUR: The Kerala government said on Saturday that the condition of the medical student, who is in an isolation room here after testing positive for the novel, is satisfactory and that three people have been arrested for spreading false information on the networks social about the disease.

The woman, who tested positive, is a student and is being treated at Thrissur Medical College Hospital.

The health status of the student who tested positive for coronavirus remains satisfactory.

Hospital authorities have confirmed that the health status of all symptomatic people under isolation in hospitals is stable, a bulletin said.

Health Minister K K Shailaja said that Kerala has strengthened surveillance and control measures against the epidemic, which has been declared by WHO as a global emergency

She told reporters here that three people have been arrested for spreading false information about those who arrived in the state of the countries affected by coronavirusa and are under home surveillance.

Six others had sent the messages and the cyber cell was investigating the matter, Shailaja said.

The minister had previously warned that strong measures would be taken against those who publish false news about the disease.

Police said Sabari was arrested on Friday and released on bail, while two others, Shafi and Siraj, were arrested on Saturday.

In this regard, two cases were recorded in two police stations in Thrissur.

A medical bulletin said that to date, 1793 people who traveled from countries affected by coronaviruses have been identified and placed under surveillance.

Seventy of them have been admitted to select isolation facilities and 1,723 are in home quarantine.

So far, 39 samples had been sent to Pune (NIV) for analysis, of which 23 were negative, he said.

A 24x7 control room has been established in the state. A minimum of two hospitals with isolation facilities in each district have been identified.

The sample test for nCoV in NIV will be operational from February 2 onwards, according to the statement.

He said that those who have arrived from the countries affected by the crown should remain under strict isolation in the home for 28 days from the date of arrival in India, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic.

After the outbreak, the government advised all people to adhere to health notices and follow the cough label covering their nose and mouth with tissues/towels while sneezing and coughing. It is necessary to wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

A statement from the prime minister's office said the coronavirus clinics would open in the hospital of the medical school and in the general hospital of the state capital.

A district control room would also start, which will operate 24 hours a day.

A special surveillance will be launched to monitor those who arrive in the state through Thiruvananthapuram airport.

The statement says that of the total 1,793 under observation, 268 are in Kozhikode, 238 in Ernakulam, 265 in Malappuram and 156 in the districts of Kollam.

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