Kerala govt releases route map of COVID-19 patient from Palakkad's Mannarkkad

Kerala govt releases route map of COVID-19 patient from Palakkad's Mannarkkad

Palakkad: The Kerala government on Thursday released the route map of the Mannarkkad native who had tested positive for COVID-19. The coronavirus patient had visited Karakkakunnu (March 13, 20), Aanakkaparambu (13,15) and Viyakurshi (March 21) mosques. He also visited the Mannarkkad Taluk Hospital (March 16, 18) and Balan Cooperative Hospital (March 18, 21).

More than 170 people who came into contact with individual, including doctors have been placed under observation. Seven of his relatives have been quarantined.

The patient, who returned from abroad this month, visited these places violating the quarantine protocols issued by the state. Palakkad District Collector has registered a case against the 51-year-old for violating the government directives and endangering other lives.

The patient who arrived at Karipur Airport on March 13 visited several places till March 20 flouting quarantine protocols. His son, a KSRTC bus conductor, travelled from Mannarkkad to Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore via Aanakatti. The KSRTC has prepared a list of places visited by these buses. The son's serum sample has also been sent for testing.

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