Oman’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has urged citizens and residents to avoid travelling to Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala, India in the wake of outbreak of Nipah virus in the state.
With 12 deaths due to the deadly Nipah virus being reported so far from northern Kerala, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory on Wednesday asking travellers to avoid visiting Kozhikode and Malappuram.
“The Ministry urges all cizitens and residents to avoid travelling to Kozhiode and Malappuram in Kerala at present. They can visit only in case of extreme necessity,” said the statement issued by MOH.
The Ministry also urged people coming from “these affected areas” to go to the nearest health institutions to do a check-up in case of observing any symptoms.
The Ministry also assured that the possibility of transmitting Nipah virus through fruits imported from India is “very sight and nearly absent”. “One should always wash fruits before eating,” added the statement.