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Man from Kasaragod tests positive for COVID-19


Team Udayavani, Mar 17, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

Kasaragod: Three more people including a man from Kasaragod have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Monday, March 16 taking the number of affected cases to 24.

A person, who returned from abroad to Kasaragod was tested positive for Coronavirus and so far 321 people are home quarantined in the district, informed sources.

Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Pinarai Vijayan after presiding over a meeting to review the virus situation and an all-party meeting told reporters, “While one positive case was from Kasaragod district, two people tested positive in Malappuram.”

“The total number of people under surveillance is 12,740, of whom 270 are in hospitals and the rest under home quarantine,” Vijayan said.

Vijayan said the pandemic has affected the state’s economy as the business sector has come to a standstill affecting the small, medium and large-scale sectors.

“The small, medium and the large-scale sector all are affected by the pandemic. The transport sector is also badly hit.

The state-run Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is suffering crores of loss per day. That’s the same with the private sector also,” the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, at least 25 doctors, including the medical superintendent and assistant superintendent, nurses and technicians are among the 75 employees of a premier health institute here who have been kept under isolation in the wake of a Spain returned doctor testing positive for the virus.

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