Coronavirus: Commandos posted in Kerala village after 119 COVID-19 cases in Poonthura

First Published 9, Jul 2020, 5:33 PM

In Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, a village has been cordoned off and around 25 commandos have been posted in that area as testing has shown a spread and spike of COVID-19 cases locally
 

<p>A coastal village in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram around 25 commandos have been posted in the area</p>

A coastal village in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram around 25 commandos have been posted in the area

<p>The entire village has been cordoned off, after 54 cases were reported from Poonthura on Wednesday (July 8). They contracted the coronavirus through local transmission</p>

The entire village has been cordoned off, after 54 cases were reported from Poonthura on Wednesday (July 8). They contracted the coronavirus through local transmission

<p>Of the 600 swab samples collected from the village, 119 tested positive for COVID-19</p>

Of the 600 swab samples collected from the village, 119 tested positive for COVID-19

<p>According to health experts, the rapid spread of locally transmitted cases in the village is due to the presence of super spreaders in the area</p>

According to health experts, the rapid spread of locally transmitted cases in the village is due to the presence of super spreaders in the area

<p>Minister Kadakampally Surendran, who is in charge of the district’s pandemic control measures, while talking to mediapersons, confirmed that super spreading has been detected in the coastal village</p>

Minister Kadakampally Surendran, who is in charge of the district’s pandemic control measures, while talking to mediapersons, confirmed that super spreading has been detected in the coastal village

<p>Super spreaders are those individuals who pass on the infection to a large number of people</p>

Super spreaders are those individuals who pass on the infection to a large number of people

<p>All houses in the area will be disinfected and fishing activities have been banned along the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram until further notice</p>

All houses in the area will be disinfected and fishing activities have been banned along the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram until further notice

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