THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said there was no need to panic in the wake of confirmation of coronavirus case in Thrissur district .
Mr Vijayan appealed to the people to maintain vigil.
The chief minister said that the health department had taken all steps to ensure medicine and treatment facilities. Information and news that could trigger panic among people need to be avoided.
He appealed to the people who returned form China and those with suspected symptoms to immediately report to the health authorities in their respective places.
The chief minister said that the state government was in touch with the Centre and all steps had been taken to counter the infection.
Health minister K K Shailaja said all precautionary measures should be implemented effectively to ensure there is not even single loss of life due to coronavirus.
Elderly people, cardiac patients, pregnant women, people with other diseases should be careful as their condition could turn serious in the event of contracting the virus. They need to seek treatment right in the beginning.
The health minister will finalise a detailed set of measures to be taken in the state especially in medical college hospitals, at a meeting in Thirssur.
The health department has also sounded high alert in all districts....