The Central government is on high alert after a case of the Nipah virus came to light in Kozhikode district of Kerala. The Central government has sent a special team to Kerala to examine. A 12-year-old boy has died in a private hospital after contracting the Nipah virus.
The boy, who was admitted to MIMS (MIMS) hospital with a high fever four days ago, died at midnight on Saturday. Health Minister Veena George has confirmed that the boy has died of the Nipah virus. She said that Covid caused many health problems and all three samples were also positively diagnosed.
The Kerala Health Minister said that they have started tracking and analysing the situation. She said that their team has noticed 188 primary contacts. Among them, 20 were at risk and they were moved to MCH, Kozhikode. Veena George told of implementing a lockdown of 3 KM around the child’s house.
The Central government is closely monitoring the situation in Kerala. Already, Kerala was the worst affected Covid-19 state in the country. Still, there is no sign of declining in positive cases. More than 60% of covid-19 cases have been reported from the state in the country’s Covid total.