Restrictions still continue in Nipah containment zones in Kerala’s Kozhikode. Secretary of Kuttiady Juma Masjid Mahallu Committee Zubair P says, “In the wake of the outbreak of Nipah virus in our area…The district collector and police authorities have directed us to not gather people in the masjid. Complying with the orders we have decided to close the masjid until further orders. Friday prayers will not be held at the masjid today…We will co-operate with the government authorities to control this disease…”.
Meanwhile, one more case confirmed in Kerala. With this, the total tally stands at 6 and the active case count is at four. The revelation has intensified concerns about the ongoing Nipah virus outbreak in the southern Indian state.
Neighbouring Karnataka health department has meanwhile issued a circular and has advised the general public to avoid unnecessary travel to affected areas of Kerala; intensified fever and related surveillance in the bordering districts to Kerala ( Kodagu, Dakshin Kannada, Chamrajanagara & Mysore) and at the points of entries to Karnataka.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday delivered the monoclonal antibody to Kozhikode requested by Kerala to combat the outbreak.