Tamil Nadu government has tightened security measures in areas bordering
the state in the wake of neighboring state Keral reporting a death due to Nipah
virus infection, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that directions have been
issued to nine districts that border Kerala to take preventive measures.
The public transportation between Kerala and Tamil Nadu has however not
been suspended and continued to ply from various points. The government is
however insisting that people coming from Kerala through any mode of transport
has to be fully vaccinated or carry an RT-PCR negative certificate taken 72
hours prior to departure.
No case has been
identified in the neighboring Coimbatore city
No case has been identified in the neighboring Coimbatore city which
account for nearly 35 per cent of the population hailing from Kerala. The district administration has
intensified the screening at check-posts along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border and
is implementing all the safety guidelines that are issued to prevent the spread
of vector-borne infectious diseases.
instructions to doctors
An official of the Coimbatore district administration
said We are taking preventive measures. We are implementing steps to strengthen
the fever surveillance. If a patient visits health centers with a higher
temperature, we have instructed the doctors to carry tests for Zika, Nipah, or
other viral infections like dengue before sending them home.