Kerala reports 3 fresh case of Zika Virus; Tamil Nadu intensifies checking at borders
To remain alert and keep its health system a bit relaxed, the Tamil Nadu government has intensified vehicle checking in Tamil Nadu and Kerala borders. TN also faced the brunt of Covid in May after a record spike. To make sure no further stress is added with Zika virus in Tamil Nadu, 14 key points between Kerala and Tamil Nadu are put under thorough checking.
In order to keep Tamil Nadu state free from new worry called 'Zika Virus' from neighboring Kerala, Health Minister Ma Subramanian has ordered intensifying the checking across ist state border with Kerala.
As per reports, 14 key points in Walayar and Meenakshipuram see massive deployment of TN officials checking every vehicle coming. People with an increase in body temperature and symptoms like fever, cold and others are asked to get tested and enter with a negative certificate for both Covid as well as Zika.
This is in addition to demanding an E-pass from those entering Tamil Nadu from Kerala as the state is witnessing double whammies like Covid and Zika.
The minister while addressing the press stated that so far no such cases of Zika were found in Tamil Nadu and at the same time the state also witnessed the decline in fresh Covid cases.
Meanwhile Kerala has bolstered its health system and its vector-borne virus control program to contain the spread of mosquito-borne disease. As per reports, Kerala health minister Veena George confirmed three new cases of Zika and all are under treatment.
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