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Commandos out in superspreader Kerala village after 119 cases detected in Poonthura


Commandos deployed at Poonthura village in Thiruvananthapuram district where super spreading of COVID-19 has been detected. — DC photo

In a first of its kind instance in Kerala, super spreading of COVID-19 was detected in the coastal village of Poonthura in Thiruvananthapuram district. The entire village has been cordoned off. All the 54 cases reported from Poonthura on Wednesday contracted the virus through local transmission.

Of the 600 swab samples collected from the village, 119 tested positive. Minister Kadakampally Surendran, who is in charge of the district’s pandemic control measures, while talking to media persons confirmed that super spreading has ...


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