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Two Indians Evacuated From Gulf Test Covid-19 Positive In Kerala

'One of the patient returned from Dubai and arrived at Kozhikode, and the other came from Abu Dhabi to Kochi,' Kerala CM said.

Two Indians Evacuated From Gulf Test Covid-19 Positive In Kerala
Officials wearing protective suits check documents of Indian nationals who have arrived from Dubai by Air India flight at Anna International Airport during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai. | Representational Image By PTI
Two Indians Evacuated From Gulf Test Covid-19 Positive In Kerala
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2020-05-09T18:53:01+05:30

Two people, who had returned from the Gulf on May 7, have tested positive in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday.

"One is from Dubai and arrived at Kozhikode, and the other came from Abu Dhabi to Kochi," he said and added, Kerala had 505 positive cases and 17 were under treatment.

Vijayan said 23,596 people were under observation at their homes, and 334 at different hospitals.

He said more people non-resident Keralites (NRKs) would arrive and the state was ready with all arrangements in place. "We have 207 state-run and 125 private hospitals. 27 hospitals have been kept ready to be turned into full-time Covid-19 hospitals. No country has come out of the this as everyday fresh cases are being reported," said Vijayan.

The Chief Minister said health professionals were in regular touch with those in quarantines or isolation centres. "All those in isolation have an app with them and can get in touch with health professionals through video call. If required, medicines will be supplied at the doorstep and person be shifted to the hospital," Vijayan said.

On returnees, he said Kerala was extremely cautious and that's why passes for all who come from neighbouring states.

"We are doing this because we just can't afford a community spread. At present, passes have been issued who come in their own vehicles. We are trying for a train from Delhi and preference will be to students. Trains are being planned from other major cities also," the Chief Minister said.

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