COVID-19 Italian patient recovers in Kerala

South India

Italy's Roberto Tonizzo, who tested positive for coronavirus on March 13 in Thiruvananthapuram was discharged on Monday.


"I thank all the medical staff for treating me so well during my course of treatment," Tonizzo told reporters.

"After this epidemic ends I will come again to Kerala as it is like my home. I hope and pray that this epidemic ends soon", he added.

Tonizzo, who tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district, has left for Bengaluru in a car arranged by the Kerala government. He will leave for Italy from there.

On April 9, Eight foreign nationals from Italy and United Kingdom, who were undergoing treatment in the state, had recovered fully from COVID-19.

Of the eight foreign nationals, seven were undergoing treatment at the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital and one in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital.

On Sunday, only two have tested positive in Kerala; one each in Kannur and Kasaragod, both are foreign returnees, one from Abu Dhabi and the other from Dubai. 

With these positive cases, the total confirmed cases in Kerala has crossed the 400 mark; now it is 401. On the same day, 13 had recovered. So far, 270 have survived the virus.

With inputs from ANI

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