A third case of coronavirus in the country was confirmed at Kanhangad in Kasaragod district on Monday. This too like in the other cases was a student who came from Wuhan in China.
Health Minister KK Shailaja said in the Assembly that the condition of the patient, under treatment at Kanhangad district hospital, was stable. She added that there was no reason for panic in the State.
The first case was reported from Thrissur in Kerala on Thursday after a medical student returning from Wuhan tested positive. The other patient is in Alappuzha.
Presently, 1,925 people are under home observation and 25 in isolation at the various hospitals.
The Minister admitted that the situation was similar to that of the Nipah outbreak and medicines for this were yet to be identified. However, there was no cause for panic and all precautionary measures had been taken. All guidelines given by World Health Organisation(WHO) and ICMR were being followed, she added.