In response to a Nipah virus outbreak that claimed the lives of two individuals, a southern Indian state is implementing stringent measures to curb its spread. Schools have been temporarily closed, and hundreds are undergoing testing to mitigate the risk.
Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, disclosed that the virus has been identified in the Kozhikode district. He issued a plea for residents to exercise vigilance and adhere to safety guidelines outlined by the health department.
This marks the state’s fourth Nipah virus outbreak since 2018. In a social media message, Vijayan urged the public not to succumb to fear but to confront the situation cautiously.