August 14, 2022
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Coronavirus Updates: On 29th day of quarantine Kerala man tests positive

Is 28-day isolate enough to check COVID-19 transmission? No, shows the instance of an asymptomatic Dubai returnee, who tested positive on the 29th day on Thursday.

The uncommon case has left the health authorities puzzled. The infected was one of the two siblings who came back to their home at Edachery in Kozhikode from Dubai and go straight into isolate. Their 67-year-old dad was admitted to a private clinic for age-related disease, yet his swab tests were tried as taught by the clinical board before he was released from a private emergency clinic on April 10.

He was the first to test positive, on April 11. Following that, all his relatives were moved to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Other than him, his better half, grand kid and one of the two children tested positive in this way. The discovery of the disease in the other child on the 29th day has made the clinical specialists wonder how viable is the swab test, as the man who got tainted on Thursday had tested negative in the underlying test.

District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr V Jayasree said the Edachery case is uncommon, yet it calls for more examination on the method of infection spread. “It’s discovered that the viral contamination may happen much following 28-day disengagement period. Further, the episode demonstrated that an individual who tested negative in the underlying test may turn positive later,” said the DMO.

“In the consequence of the Edachery case, it has been chosen to keep all Gulf returnees and different suspected persons under home isolate for multi week likewise as a preparatory advance. It’s required to forestall conceivable network spread,” said the DMO. Health authorities have chosen to start a second-round test for all people who tested adverse at first.

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