Kerala

Two, including scribe, test positive for Sars-CoV-2 in Kasaragod

13 persons undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in district

Two persons, including a journalist, were tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 in the district on Wednesday.

A 29-year-old resident of Chemmanadu and a 24-year-old journalist with a private news channel were diagnosed with the disease. Both got infected through contact.

Dr. A.T. Manoj, District Surveillance Officer, said samples were randomly collected from journalists. Of the total 15 media persons tested, one was positive. Interestingly, the journalist had shown no symptoms, he pointed out.

“We have asked the journalist to provide details about the places he had visited in the last 14 days,” Dr. Manoj said. Besides, three persons working with him, including the cameraman and driver, and other journalists of the channel have been instructed to go on self-quarantine, he added.

The infected journalist might have visited several places and attended meetings. It is important to ascertain from where he contracted the disease,” he observed.

With the addition of the new cases, 13 persons are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in the district. As many as 1,930 persons are under observation, including 1,901 in home quarantine and 29 in hospitals.

Meanwhile, 59 persons completed their observation period, and three were discharged from the COVID-19 treatment centre in Kasaragod on Wednesday.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Related Topics
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 27, 2020 3:16:31 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/two-including-scribe-test-positive-for-sars-cov-2-in-kasaragod/article31464526.ece

Next Story