Coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram reports first Covid-19 super spreader in Kerala

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Kerala Co-Operation, Tourism, and Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Wednesday has confirmed that the state has reported the first Covid-19 super spreader incident. The Minister in charge of Thiruvanathapuram district has said that Poonthura can be regarded as a super spreader.

“We can use the technical word ‘Super Spreader’.This is a super spread. One person has infected many others. There has been super spread in that region. But we haven’t seen that in nearby regions”, Surendran said while addressing the media.

The state government has also imposed a ban on fishing activities along the coastal line of Thiruvananthapuram until further notice.

Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital and the northernmost district shares borders with Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu, where cases have been on the rise recently. Also, it is believed that fish merchants in the state capital have travelled across the border as part of the business and could have infected.

On Wednesday Kerala reported its largest single-day spike of 301 Covid-19 cases. The state capital topped the list of districts with 64 cases. However, 60 out of the 64 were cases through local contacts. Most of the cases in the district have been reported from the coastal town of Poonthura.

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