Nipah outbreak under control, but gulf countries ban products from Kerala - EasternEye

Nipah outbreak under control, but gulf countries ban products from Kerala


Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of India’s southern state of Kerala, on Tuesday (5) said that the spread of Nipah, which has so far claimed 16 lives in the state, is under control. But he wants people to be more alert. “There is no alarming situation now. The spread of the virus has been controlled. But people should remain alert,” he said. So far, 244 samples have been tested for Nipah virus, out of which 18 were positive and 226 negative. Although the situation is under control, several gulf countries are closely watching the situation and as a precautionary measure they have…

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