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Kerala enforces lockdown in 7 Nipah-affected areas.

While local government offices and village offices are required to operate with minimal staff to reduce the risk of exposure, all other institutions, including government offices, semi-government entities, public sector banks, schools, and anganwadis, will remain open until further notice. This balance between public health and essential services underscores the government’s commitment to managing the Nipah virus outbreak effectively.

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When faced with condemnation from foreign government, Chinese state media argued that the actions taken in retaliation to COVID-19 related travel restrictions imposed by South Korea and Japan are “reasonable”, while Chinese citizens expressed disappointment on social media about what they considered “insulting” treatment by Seoul.