Updated: March 1, 2020 7:53:20 am
Amid lingering threat of the novel coronavirus, a 26-year-old man who reached Kochi from Malaysia died on Saturday. While the initial lab test was negative for coronavirus, the Health Department is awaiting the final report to ascertain the cause of death.
The man had arrived in Kochi on February 27 with fever and pneumonia and was immediately shifted to the isolation ward at the medical college. Follow coronavirus LIVE updates
A health department official said the preliminary lab test was negative for coronavirus and the result of another test was awaited. Even if the final test is negative for coronavirus, the burial would be as per WHO protocol, said the official.
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