August 1, 2020, 6:39 PM

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A train coach was sealed and disinfected after a 29-year-old man travelling on the train got to know that he is COVID-19 positive. The man, who was travelling from Kozhikode, was immediately deboarded and sent to hospital. 

As per reports, when the train Kozhikode-Thiruvananthpuram Jan Shatabdi Express reached Ernakulam North railway station at 2 pm on Friday, D3 - the coach the man was travelling in was sealed and disinfected. While the man was sent to the hospital, his co-passengers were asked to quarantine themselves at home. Officials at the Ernakulam railway station were alerted by medical authorities when they got to know about the man's positive status. 

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The man got to know that he is COVID-19 positive when he received a call from Kozhikode medical authorities who had taken his swap sample earlier as the man had come in contact with a COVID-19 patient. The man had reportedly booked his train ticket to Thiruvananthpuram before the test as he had some personal emergency to attend to in Kanyakumari. 

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