12-year-old boy succumbed to Nipah virus in Kerala, Tamil Nadu takes precautions

After a 12-year-old boy in Kerala succumbed to the Nipah virus, the authorities in Tamil Nadu have stepped up vigil in all border districts.

The health authorities said that they are monitoring people who arrive from Kerala. Coimbatore district collector Dr GS Sameeran visited the Walayar check post on Monday to check the monitoring arrangements.

“The health department has issued some instructions including how to identify Nipah, Zika, or Dengue virus. Patients with high body temperature will have to undergo certain procedures and health check-ups,” said Sameeran, adding that they are taking all necessary precautions on the border.

People coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu have to go through 13 checkpoints. People with negative RT-PCR reports will be permitted to enter the state.

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