Poonthura turning into a COVID-19 epicentre

Thiruvananthapuram: Poonthura in Thiruvananthapuram will have stricter controls in place, in light of the increased number of COVID-19 cases and primary contacts in the area.

The capital city has been under triple lockdown since Monday following a rise in cases.

A person who tested positive for coronavirus in Poothura has 120 primary contacts. In the last few days, 119 of the 600 samples tested from the region have come back positive.

Of the 54 people who tested positive in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, 26 are from Poonthura. This includes seven people who sold fish taking it to the Kumarichanda fish market or other markets in the city. Six of these are women aged 39, 51, 46, 34 and 35. From the 35-year-old woman, three children aged 12, 14 and 2 have got the disease.

There are six other children who contracted the disease through contact, including a one-year-old baby.


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