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Nipah Virus: Kerala Governor appeals public not to panic

Governor P Sathasivam has appealed to the people not to panic over rumours being circulated over Nipah virus.

Published: 23rd May 2018 12:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2018 12:11 PM   |  A+A-

People coming to the Kozhikode Medical College spotted with surgical mask due to the fear of Nipah virus. (Manu R Mavelil | EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Governor P Sathasivam has appealed to the people not to panic over rumours being circulated over Nipah virus.

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The Governor urged the people to "follow the advisories issued by the State Health department and to have trust in the efficiency of doctors, health workers and the experts from the Government of India."

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Ten people have died so far in the viral outbreak in the northern Kerala districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram. The state government have announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakshs each to the kin of victims.



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