Thiruvananthapuram: A 65-year-old man, who runs a cafeteria at Varkala beach in Kerala was taken into custody by Kerala Police for selling “anti-corona” juice.

The man sold the “anti-corona” juice at Rs 150 per glass. He had placed a small board outside his shop advertising the trending beverage.

The juice is a combination of lemon, ginger, and amla.

After locals complained about this to Varkala Police, officials rushed to the spot and took the man into custody. According to reports, the man told the police that he had meant to highlight the general medicinal properties of the herbal juice and it had no proven resistance to the dreaded virus.

Police warned him not to repeat the mistake and let him go. Police had also asked him to remove the hoarding. Varkala Police have been maintaining a vigil after a foreigner, who stayed in a resort, had turned positive for COVID-19.

Among the 14 districts in the state, Covid-19 patients have already been reported form 11 districts. Pathanamthitta district alone accounts for nine Covid-19 cases, the highest in the state.  On Wednesday, Kerala had reported 30 Covid-19 cases, of which three patients have recovered and have been discharged. The remaining 27 active Covid-19 cases include two foreigners.