Six more coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerala; cinema halls shut till 31 March, schools up to Class 7 suspended as infections rise to 12 – Firstpost

Thiruvananthapuram: Six more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Kerala, and the total number of infected people now stood at 12, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday.

The affected include three who had come from Italy and eight who came in contact with them, Vijayan told reporters after a special cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

A three-year-old child, who returned along with his parents from the European nation, had tested positive in Kochi on Monday.

 Six more coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerala; cinema halls shut till 31 March, schools up to Class 7 suspended as infections rise to 12

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The samples of his parents have also been sent for testing and the results are awaited, Vijayan said.

Totally, 1,116 people are under surveillance in the state and 149 in various hospitals, he said.

India’s first three positive cases, reported from Kerala earlier, have been treated and discharged from hospitals.

In the backdrop of more cases being reported, classes for Class 1 to 7 would not be held in all state, CBSE and ICSE schools.

But, exams for Class 8, Class 9 and Class 10 and higher secondary would be held.

Students who are under observation would be permitted to write examinations in a special room.

The Chief Minister said all colleges would also be shut till this month-end.

Madrasas and tutorials would also be closed till March 31.

Marriage rituals can be held but people should avoid attending such functions.

It is better pilgrims do not visit Sabarimala for darshan, Vijayan said.

Updated Date: Mar 10, 2020 16:05:23 IST

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