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Kerala government declares coronavirus as state calamity

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Filed on February 3, 2020 | Last updated on February 3, 2020 at 08.02 pm
Kerala, government, infection, declares, coronavirus, state calamity, Chief Secretary Tom Jose,
Indians wearing surgical masks walk out of the government general hospital where a student who had been in Wuhan is kept in isolation in Thrissur, Kerala state, India.-AP

This has been done to take all necessary steps to ensure the outbreak is effectively controlled.

The Kerala government on Monday, February 3, declared novel coronavirus epidemic as a "state calamity" with a third student testing positive for the infection in the state.

State Health Minister K K Shailaja told reporters that the government has declared the epidemic as a "state calamity" to take all necessary steps to ensure the outbreak is effectively controlled.

The decision was taken at the apex committee of the State Disaster Management Authority chaired by Chief Secretary Tom Jose.



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