NRI under home quarantine in Kannur dies of heart attack

Kannur: A non-resident Keralite (NRK) under home quarantine here since he returned from Sharjah recently died on Sunday, officials said.

According to health authorities, Abdul Khader (65), a resident of Kannariparamba, was kept under home quarantine after he returned from abroad on March 21.

Police said the man had no symptoms of coronavirus but was under isolation as per Covid-19 protocol for persons returning from abroad and other states.

“The relatives of the deceased took him to hospital after seeing him unconscious in his room. However he died before reaching the hospital,” police said.

Quoting medical college authorities, the Mayyil police said he died of cardiac arrest.

However, the health officials said they will test his blood sample to ascertain whether he was affected with novel coronavirus.

The body has been kept at the Kannur medical college and will be handed over to his kin only if the result of his blood test is negative, sources said.

This post was last modified on March 29, 2020 3:35 pm

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