Covid-19 India: 75 percent people have received second vaccination dose in Kerala, according to the state’s Health Minister Veena George.
A discipline earned while tackling Covid-19 may have saved Kerala from a wide outbreak of Nipah. Despite thin resources, the state health machinery kicked in to put checks in place. The outbreak, most probably spiraled out of bat-bitten Rambutan fruits.
Currently, the samples of 140 close contacts have tested negative,' Kerala Health Minister Veena George said.
Trained volunteers inspected 4,995 homes in the areas under containment and 27,536 people were examined, of whom 44 were found to have mild fever-like symptoms.
Samples of 21 others have been sent for testing and the results of the same are awaited.
The boy's samples sent to the Pune National Institute of Virology confirmed the presence of Nipah virus.
The districts- Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur- are facing the shortage and only 1.4 lakh doses are remaining in the state's reserve, she Kerala Health Minister Veena George
The state’s health minister said shops would remain open, while curbs would be relaxed on August 15 and 22, considering the Independence Day and the Onam festival.
According to reports, Kerala health minister Veena George said that the state’s Covid-19 vaccine stock will be depleted by Sunday
Despite the high vaccination statistics, Kerala continues to record high numbers of fresh Covid-19 infections.
A cluster of Zika virus disease has been identified within a 3 kilometre radius in the state’s capital city, Thiruvananthapuram.
Speaking to Outlook, Veena George also dispelled reports that the state is on the brink of a possible third wave of the pandemic.
Kerala Health Minister Veena George confirmed the two new infections, urging people to be vigilant amid the rising number of positive Zika virus cases in the state.
There are 33,115 Anganwadi centres functioning in Kerala. Of them, 2256 centres in various districts are yet to get the power supply.
The three-day long first phase of the programme has commenced at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College S A T hospital.
We asked the Centre to make vaccines free for the age group of 18- 44 years, but they declined: Veena George
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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