Thiruvananthapuram: Seven districts in Kerala will be sealed in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
However, essential services will not be restricted.
Districts affected with the epidemic will be closed that include, Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kasargod, Kannur, and Malappuram.
The decision comes as per the direction of the Central government asking to shut down 75 districts in India amid the epidemic crisis. Among the 75, seven districts belong to Kerala.
Total number of confirmed cases so far in the country, as on 22nd March at 2.30 PM (including foreign nationals) is 341 said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.