Published: August 14, 2020 1:46:24 pm
Malappuram Superintendent of Police (SP) U Abdul Karim, who led the rescue operations of the Air India plane crash in Karipur, examined constructive for the novel coronavirus on Friday. Malappuram District Collector Ok Gopalakrishnan additionally contracted the an infection. He, too, was a part of the staff that carried out the rescue operations after the aircraft crash, which killed 18 people, including the pilot and the co-pilot. Both Karim and Gopalakrishnan are in hospital and present process remedy for the illness.
At least two passengers travelling dwelling from Dubai on the ill-fated plane had examined constructive for Covid-19. Following the accident, the Kerala Health Ministry had urged all these concerned in aid operations to enter quarantine to stop the unfold of the virus. Kondotty, the place the airport is situated, is a containment zone with a excessive Covid-19 positivity fee.
At least 202 individuals examined constructive for Covid-19 in Malappuram district on Thursday. Of this, 158 had contracted the illness by means of contacts, together with 4 well being employees.
Kerala posted its highest-ever single day spike of 1,564 Covid-19 instances on Thursday, together with 15 well being care employees, taking its whole an infection rely to 39,708. State Health Minister Ok Ok Shailaja stated 766 individuals had recovered from the illness on the identical day, taking the variety of these cured within the state to 25,692.
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