Rural pockets of the city such as Angamaly and Koovappady near Kodanad region are some of the areas with a substantial number of foreign returnees.
“We have taken efforts to keep returnees under observation.
In Nedumbassery grama panchayat, which has 192 people under home quarantine, the local administration is distributing food to people in need.
Seventy two of those under quarantine are returnees from Gulf,” said panchayat president Philomina Eldo.
According to the local administration, around 100 Gulf returnees are being kept under observation here.