With not less than 18 circumstances of Zika virus detected in Kerala, the Tamil Nadu authorities Tuesday stated it was testing residents dwelling close to the border of the 2 states. State Well being Minister Ma Subramanian stated 2,660 homes positioned on the border have been inspected, and not one of the residents have been discovered to be constructive for the an infection.
The state authorities additionally stated it was testing travellers arriving from Kerala by means of numerous modes of transport together with buses, lorries and trains.
“There’s a concern among the many individuals of Tamil Nadu on Zika virus as Kerala has reported 18 circumstances until date. People who find themselves contaminated by the virus could have signs for per week. The well being division inspected 2,660 homes positioned in border areas like Pazhugal, Pathukani, Kollengode, Arudesam, and not one of the residents have been discovered to be constructive. On behalf of the division of city improvement, stringent screening and inspection actions are been carried out at municipalities and firms positioned throughout the state,” Subramanian stated.
As of now, those that want to go to Tamil Nadu from Kerala are required to accumulate e-passes from the federal government. Surveillance has been stepped up at strategic factors and check-posts. Collectors of the districts sharing borders with Kerala have been knowledgeable to remain alert and perform due processes as instructed by the federal government.