Kozhikode: Anxiety and concern continue to shroud the people of Kozhikode as the Nipah virus outbreak shows no signs of abating. Today, saliva samples from an additional 30 individuals were sent for testing. Currently, the contact tracing list has expanded to a staggering 950 individuals, reflecting the extensive efforts underway to contain the virus.
In response to the escalating crisis, a central team is scheduled to visit the Nipah-affected areas today to assess the gravity of the situation. This move comes as part of a multifaceted strategy to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
To bolster response efforts, a mobile team from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology is also en route to Kozhikode. Their expertise and resources will play a crucial role in augmenting the local healthcare infrastructure, further enhancing the region’s capacity to manage the outbreak effectively.
In addition to these measures, it has been mandated that masks be worn by all individuals within Kozhikode district. This precautionary step aims to reduce the risk of virus transmission and protect the health and safety of the local population.
In tandem with the central team’s visit, a high-level meeting has been convened under the leadership of key ministers, including Veena George, Mohammad Riyaz, Ahmed Dewarkovil, and AK Saseendran. This meeting is slated for 10 a.m. today.