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Cochin:

The Condition of the college student being treated for the Nipah Virus is stable, while six others have been kept under watch at the Government Medical college hospital. A total of 314 people from various districts are currently under observation, a government bulletin said on Wednesday.

“The condition of the student is stable. It has not turned worse,” Shailaja said, a day after the 23-year-old student was confirmed to be infected with the Nipah virus. An official in the private hospital where the student is being treated also said his condition was stable. “He is conscious. He is taking food,” the official said.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is expected to reach Kochi on Thursday to review the situation. Earlier on Wednesday, Health Minister K.K. Shylaja, reviewed the situation.

It was decided that there was no need to postpone reopening of schools, as the situation was well under control. Meanwhile, The Labour Department carried out inspection at migrant labour camps in the district and issued notices to those found to be unhygienic. Safety precautions were being maintained while transporting body fluid samples, and people with suspected Nipah infection in ambulances.

Precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease in the district, district collector Muhammed Y. Safirulla said in a statement.

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