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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said that Kerala has been put on high alert after five new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the state.

"The state has been put on high alert following confirmation of five coronavirus positive cases. Those returning from Covid-19 affected countries should immediately contact the health authorities," Vijayan said in a statement.

He also urged people to follow the guidelines issued by the health department.

The state police warned that those who come from countries where coronavirus is raging and fail to report to health authorities will be prosecuted.

Earlier, Centre had suspended visas and e-visas granted on or before March 3 to people traveling from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, effective immediately, after a surge in cases of Covid-19 in these countries.

India has 39 confirmed cases of deadly coronavirus. The disease has caused deaths of 3300 people globally.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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