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Community Spread In Pothencode Area Unlikely : Special Team To Conduct Rapid Tests : Kadakampally

Web Desk‌Updated: Saturday Apr 4, 2020

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Allaying fears on COVID spread in Pothencode  following a COVID death in the area, , Minister Kadakampally said the likelihood of such scenario  is far too less.

A special medical team has been dispatched to the area today and Rapid Test Equipments too have been deployed there. Officials will track and test people who were in contact with the deceased man especially those who attended prayers at the Jumma Masjid there, the minister said.

68-year-old Abdul Aziz .a Pothencode native, had died from Covid on March 27 during his hospitalization at Trivandrum Medical College. The source of infection had baffled doctors as the victim never traveled abroad or interacted with infected persons. Abdul suffered from high BP, had renal problems and had undergone dialysis during his COVID treatment.