Union minister V Muraleedharan is in self-quarantine in Trivandrum, news agency ANI reported. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, took the decision after he attended a meeting in a medical institute in Trivandrum on March 14 where he interacted with a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus the next day.
The minister’s decision assumes significance with coronavirus cases in the country crossing 129 as of Tuesday. Three people have lost their lives so far in India even as the Centre and states have taken several preemptive measures to check the spread of the deadly virus. The government is appealing to the public for self-quarantine as it is the best way to protect self and others from the coronavirus.
Kerala has reported 27 cases of coronavirus. Three patients have recovered successfully so far.
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