UAE residents requested to not take unnecessary trips to Nipah virus hit Kerala
UAE officials have asked travelers heading to Kerala from the UAE to postpone the unnecessary trips to the beautiful state. They have requested the postponement until the Nipah outbreak in Kerala has come to be stable and under control. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has alerted the people of Kerala traveling to their hometown from the UAE in a media statement issued around 3:00 PM on Thursday. Those traveling to the state has the possibility to contract the infection and can spread the same when coming back on their arrival.
The ministry has said that it is looking into the various measure where it can control such cases of importation of the Nipah virus (NiV) in the nation and put the necessary control measures into place and into action. Also, the MOHAP is currently working in continuation coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as they are trying to implement the recommended global health standards.
This fatal virus has claimed the lives of more than 11 people. There is definitely some care and precautionary steps and methods one must take care of going to Kerala are compulsory on their end. The residents in the UAE is also advised to have themselves medically checked before exiting the state of Kerala to make sure that they are safe and that those around them are safe as well. The Nipah virus outbreak has happened only recently and was never there at this level before.
UAE residents are adviced not to travel by the Ministry of Health until they get the assurance that the situation is entirely under control
The UAE has urged the citizens back in India to exercise caution and also abide by the instruction of the Indian authorities after the outbreak of the Nipah virus in the state of Kerala. The UAE Consulate in Kerala urged Emiratis to register with the Twajudi service and to contact the consulate in the case of an emergency on 00919087777737 or on 80044444.
Of all the districts in Kerala, travelers must be extra cautious when they are heading to the following four districts; Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad, and Kannur. Only a few cases of the infectious virus have been reported from the Kozhikode district in Kerala. The infection at present is under control and is highly localized as of now, with all the cases being linked to one single family.