No signs of community transmission- Health Minister


There is no signs of community transmission of novel coronavirus in Kerala yet state Health Minister K K Shailaja said here on Monday.The minister told reporters that though the authorities have not been able to trace the source of the virus in some patients who tested positive recently, investigations were on.“We have not witnessed a third wave of the virus outbreak.We have been conducting citizen surveillance tests simultaneously.

As part of this, around 300 people were tested randomly and all of them turned negative. One nurse was tested positive as we conducted random tests among hospital staff.All these suggest that the community transmission has not started,” the minister said.

“As per the nature of the virus, we may not be able to identify the source of infection of of all the patients. In certain cases, we can only identify the circumstances…where the patient contracted the disease and focus our activities there,”.


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