- UDF's Parakkal Abdulla came with mask, gloves to assembly
- Chief minister said legislator was making "a mockery of himself"
- "There is no need for panic or fear": Pinarayi Vijayan
The chief minister said that the MLA was making "a mockery of himself" as the "world has acknowledged the efficiency" of the Kerala government in containing the virus.
Mr Vijayan, who had convened an all-party meet to discuss the Nipah outbreak, said that the situation had been "contained" and had said that there was no need to panic.
"There is no need for panic or fear. It's the consistent efforts of health officials and medical practitioners, that the situation has been contained," Mr Vijayan told the media.
Health minister KK Shailaja also criticised Mr Abdulla for his demonstration.
16 people have been killed by the Nipah virus and around 2,000 people have been quarantined at their homes.
"Two people have recovered from Nipah and that isn't a huge achievement for us. They have recently tested negative after undergoing days on intensive care and treatment," Ms Shailaja said, speaking to the media.
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