NRI under home quarantine dies of heart attack

A non-resident Keralite (NRK) under home quarantine in Kannur since he returned from Sharjah recently died on Sunday, officials said.

According to health authorities, Abdul Khader (65), a resident of Kannadiparamba, was kept under home quarantine after he returned from abroad on March 21. Police said the man had no symptoms of coronavirus but was under isolation as per Covid-19 protocol for persons returning from abroad and other states.

"The relatives of the deceased took him to hospital after seeing him unconscious in his room. However he died before reaching the hospital," police said.

Quoting medical college authorities, the police said he died of cardiac arrest.