Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC under Nipah outbreak clout, KBFC issue guidelines
Before the ISL 2023–24 season opener in Kochi between Kerala Blasters and Bengaluru FC, KBFC issues a warning about the Nipah Virus outbreak.
Ahead of their ISL 2023-24 opener against Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters have issued a caution notice for the fans. Following an outrageous Nipah Virus outbreak in Kozhikode, KBFC requested the fans wear their masks as they attend the game. Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC ISL opener is set to be played at JLN stadium in Kochi, Kozhikode. General alert mas made to six states in Kerala, include Kozhikode.
Nipah is a rare but deadly bat-borne virus that can cause human fever, vomiting, and respiratory illnesses. Seizures and encephalitis (brain inflammation) can occur in severe cases, resulting in a coma. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the virus has a death rate of 40-75%. There is no known vaccination, and the main therapy is supportive care.
The Kerala health ministry has implemented mass testing to halt the spread of the deadly Nipah virus. It has killed two individuals in Kerala’s southern state. Last week, public meetings were restricted, and several schools were closed. It is the region’s fourth epidemic since 2018.
A general alert was issued for Kozhikode, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad, Thrissur and Palakkad districts on Monday. With the JLN stadium expected to be full, the Kerala Blasters authority have requested the fans to wear mask inside the stadium.
The eagerly awaited 10th edition of the Indian Super League, ie ISL 2023-24 is set to begin on Thursday, September 21 with an exciting match between two rivals – Kerala Blasters FC and Bengaluru FC. After a poor season, the Kerala Blasters approach this season with a score to settle.
Their playoff loss to Bengaluru FC will go down in ISL history. It was marked by a contentious goal and Ivan Vukomanovic’s memorable walk-off incident, and it undoubtedly had far-reaching implications for the club. Kerala Blasters will seek to put all of their problems behind them as they begin a new season.