Malappuram collector, assistant collector test COVID-19 positive

South India

Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan, assistant collector and 19 other employees of the collectorate tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Manorama News reported.


On Thurdsay, Malappuram SP U Abdul Kareem tested positive for COVID-19. He was under quarantine after his gunman was infected with the disease.

The collector and the district police chief had visited the Calicut International Airport many times after the crash of an Air India Express flight on August 7. 

Earlier, People who took part in the rescue operations were asked to go in quarantine after two samples – one of an injured and another of a deceased, had returned positive.

202 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Malappuram on Thursday. 158 people contracted the disease through contact, out of which the source 26 people including 4 health workers is unknown.

As many as 18 people, including two pilots, were killed as an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing at the Calicut International Airport (Karipur Airport).

Over 100 were injured when the Boeing-737 flight from Dubai, repatriating Indians stranded due to the Covid-19 pandemic, overshot the runway amid heavy rain. The aircraft, carrying 190 including 174 passengers and 6crew

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced Rs 10 lakh compensation and said the medical expenses of those under treatment will be taken over by the state government.

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