Kerala reports second case of novel coronavirus

Kerala has reported the second confirmed case of novel coronavirus on a student who returned from Wuhan recently. She is admitted to the Alappuzha medical college hospital.

A preliminary examination by NIV Pune confirmed the deadly virus on the student, state health minister K.K Shailaja said.

The minister said that strict precautionary measures have been taken to curb the spread of the virus. People who are under observation at home were asked not to move out without permission from the authorities of the health department.

Under the present circumstances, the minister has asked people to postpone functions including marriages.