KK Shailaja
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja. (Image Courtesy: ANI)

On Monday, Kerala confirmed the third case of coronavirus, irrespective of India issuing a fresh travel advisory to China.

Two more cases were reported from the state earlier and the patients are currently stable and in isolation.

“The patient is under treatment at the Kanjangad District Hospital in Kasaragod,” Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said this morning. “There is nothing to panic. The health officials led by district medical officials are tracking surveillance efforts. Contract tracing for confirmed cases is underway,” she added.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a fresh travel advisory on Monday urging people to refrain from visiting China.

“Travel Advisory further revised informing the public to refrain from travel to China and that anyone with travel history in China since January 15, 2020 and from now on could be quarantined,” said the statement released by the ministry here.

On Monday, the death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Hubei province had risen to 361.

The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in China and spread to more than 20 countries across the world in the last few weeks, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation.



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