The government has been monitoring the situation by setting up 13 check-posts in Coimbatore district which is close to Kerala on the directives of CM M K Stalin, the minister told reporters.
The first day of the reopening witnessed a low turnout of students amid fears of the third wave of Covid-19 and confusion among parents regarding the school reopening.
The Zika virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain and its initial symptoms may be similar to Covid.
The Zika virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain and its initial symptoms may be similar to Covid-19.
Zika virus spreads through the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquito and most patients do not have symptoms.
Three women and two men were diagnosed with Zika virus infection in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.
The study was conducted by 15 major hospitals in Maharashtra dealing with GBS.
A 41-year-old woman from Kattaikonam, Thiruvananthapuram and a doctor (31) from Kumarapuram were diagnosed with the virus, Kerala health minister said in a release.
Steps including fogging and indoor spraying are being conducted across the district in a bid to control mosquito breeding.
In the wake of the rise in Zika viral infection reported in the capital, the corporation on Sunday began the one- week cleaning and mass fogging drive.
A 34-year-old health worker, a native of Vazhakkulam and presently working at Thiruvananthapuram has been infected with Zika virus.
The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the Virology Lab of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Alappuzha and the Microbiology Lab at Coimbatore.
The city corporation has launched an intensive source eradication campaign to combat vector-borne diseases including Zika.
Of the fresh cases, two were natives of Anayara, where a cluster of the disease had been identified within a three kilometre radius.
In the wake of a spurt in Zika virus cases in the district, the health authorities have set up a control room which began functioning from the office of the District Medical Officer.