Nipah Virus Impact : Schools to Remain Shut in Kozhikode Till September 24 Due to Outbreak of Nipah Virus

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All educational institutions like schools in Kozhikode, Kerala will be shut for a week from today till next Sunday (24th September) due to the outbreak of Nipah Virus reported from the area.

As per information, the order will be applicable to all educational institutions, professional colleges and tuition centres in the district, as well as other educational institutions.

The Kerala government has announced that they’re tightening up the rules after another Nipah virus case surface on Friday (15th September) in Kozhikode, bringing the total to six. 

In the last outbreak, two people lost their lives to the virus. In view of this, the Kerala government had declared September 16th as a holiday for all educational institutions in Kozhikode.

Nipah virus has been diagnosed in Kerala, and all hospitals have been asked to set up a medical board that meets twice a day to review the situation and report back to the state health department.

In light of the outbreak, the Kerala High Court asked the state government on Friday to issue guidelines for Sabarimala pilgrimage when the shrine opens for the monthly pooja.

Shreyas Vange