Kochi, Mar 9 (GCCurrentAffairs) A three-year-old child, who returned from Italy in a Dubai flight, was tested positive for COVID-19 here on Monday.
With this, the number of positive coronavirus cases have risen to six in Kerala.
The child, who reached Cochin International Airport with parents early morning on Saturday from Dubai,
was detected with fever and immediately moved to the isolation ward at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital.
The sample of the child was tested positive at NiV laboratory at Alappuzha.
The individuals who interacted with the family at the airport have been identified. The passengers in the flight have been asked to report to the health department for testing.
As many as 12 persons are under observation at the hospital Ernakulam District Collector S Suhas informed that there is no need for panic and what is needed is utmost care and caution.