Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala authorities on Tuesday determined to ease restrictions within the containment zones of Kozhikode district the place a 12-year outdated youngster had succumbed to the Nipah virus an infection.
The choice was taken because the incubation interval of 14 days was over and no new instances have been reported from the area.
“Nevertheless, ward 9 within the Chathamangalam panchayat will proceed to be a containment zone. The choice was taken as per the path of the medical board and the knowledgeable committee,” state well being minister Veena George mentioned in a launch.
The minister additionally mentioned that the COVID-19 vaccination, which was stopped after the Nipah outbreak will restart from Wednesday.
“Additional vaccination will happen as per an motion plan. These with signs should not go for vaccination. There are 9,593 individuals within the containment zone who’re but to get the primary dose of vaccine,” the minister mentioned.
She additionally knowledgeable that three extra samples of shut contacts of the kid who died got here again unfavorable. Presently, 143 samples have been examined unfavorable.
The well being division was on a excessive vigil since September four when the 12-year-old youngster was discovered contaminated with Nipah virus. The three-km-radius from his home was cordoned off and house-to-house surveillance was carried out and samples had been examined.
The kid succumbed to the an infection on September 5 early morning.
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