In the wake of the spread of Nipah virus in India’s southern state of Kerala, the Sultanate of Oman’s Embassy in New Delhi has urged its citizens not to travel to the location unless totally required.
“Due to the spread of Nipah virus in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the embassy in New Delhi calls on citizens not to travel there except in the most necessary cases, and to take care and avoid crowds, and the consumption of fruits and vegetables,” the embassy tweeted lately.
A 26 year old man who was undergoing therapy for Nipah virus infection died on Sunday at a private hospital in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. The death toll has now reached 14.
Another Keralite who travelled to the western state of Goa by train has been quarantined in a hospital in Goa. The individual was quarantined following displaying symptoms comparable to these impacted by the virus.
Two other suspected circumstances have been reported in Mangaluru city in the southern state of Karnataka.
Information Source: Muscat Daily