Nurse tests positive 2nd time in Kerala


Malappuram: In the first case of relapse of Covid-19 infection in Kerala, a nine-month pregnant nurse who had recently returned from Kuwait after recovering from the disease was tested positive again.

The 34-year-old Alappuzha had returned to India on May 13, when she managed to get a seat on board one of the special flights arranged by the central government to bring back stranded.

By unveiling her history of coronavirus and disease recovery in Kuwait, the health authorities had moved her to the Government Medical College in Manjeri for isolation.

District health authorities reported that the woman had returned to India after recovery from the viral infection, but before a repeat test prescribed after 14 days. She has disclosed the facts of her history of infection.

She tested negative in Kuwait but got her ticket to India before undergoing a second test, “said District Medical Officer Dr K Sakeen. While the case of a relapse is the first in the community, there have been cases of coronavirus complications that have been recovered as their immune systems have become weak, sources have pointed out. There have been cases of relapse of the infection from other parts of the country, they said.


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