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Kerala declares “state calamity” to prevent the n-CoV outbreak

Kerala steps up efforts to contain the coronavirus threat in the state
Kerala steps up efforts to contain the coronavirus threat in the state

Kerala confirmed its third case of n-CoV as the state declares “state calamity”; India takes preventive measures against the threat of breakout.

As the death toll rises to 427 in China after the outbreak of coronavirus from its Hubei Province, India takes measures to prevent any possibility of a breakout of the lethal flu. The first case of the novel coronavirus in India had been registered in Kerala, a few days ago.

Kerala confirmed its third case of n-CoV on Monday, following which the state government has declared the epidemic as “state calamity”. All three patients tested positive are students who returned from Wuhan.  

The state government has taken preventive measures against the threat of breakout and prepared isolation centres to keep people under observation who came into direct contact with the affected patients since their return.

According to Kerala’s Health Minister, many Indian students studying at Wuhan hail from the state. India has evacuated over 600 of its citizens from Hubei in the last two days who are under observation in Delhi.

After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak in China as a global emergency, more than 20,000 cases have been confirmed in 25 countries across the world. In the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, China has been facing aviation isolation and its economic market has opened to sinking stocks.

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