After an advocate from Uppinangady tested positive for Covid-19, the area around the patient’s house (a radius of 10 km) was declared as a buffer zone.
The health of all the residents in the vicinity will be monitored by health workers, said Dr Naveenchandra Kulal from the health and family welfare department.
A team of officials had visited the house of the infected and the family members had been asked to remain quarantined at home.
Areas coming under Uppinangady, 34-Nekkilady, Bellippadi, Kodimbady, Bannur, Hirebandadi, Koila, and Bajathooru health sub-centres had been declared as a buffer zone. If the residents experience cold, fever and cough, then it should be immediately reported to the health workers, stressed Dr Naveencandra.