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Ma Subramanian, the health minister for Tamil Nadu, said on Saturday that his administration is keeping an eye on the state's borders with Kerala at 13 checkpoints after India reported the first case of monkeypox in Kerala.

Following the monkeypox outbreak, Subramanian and Senthil Kumar, the health secretary for Tamil Nadu, reviewed the screening of international travellers at Chennai.

"We have begun to watch the 13 checkpoints along the state's border with Kerala. Mass fever screening camps are already being held, and we've added monkeypox testing to them. The Tamil Nadu health minister was quoted by the news agency ANI as saying, "If someone is identified with symptoms, they would be watched.