I'll tell you why Kerala has done so much & deserves credit in tackling Covid-19 till today
Did you know that the first case of COVID-19 in India was reported in Kerala? (30-01-2020) ie 87 days ago.
So in the past 87 days, what has Kerala done? Kerala had the 3rd largest no.of international airlines travellers in January itself, just by numbers and not by the % of the population. Kerala is the 3rd among Indian states in Population density.
With just 2.04% +ve.
Compared to 7.39% in Delhi
Maharashtra - 7.06%
Gujarat - 6.35%
Rajasthan - 2.71%
TamilNadu - 2.27%
Kerala now has more recovered cases than active cases.
The package includes funds to clear various dues the government owes individuals and institutions, ₹2,000 crore in consumer loans, ₹1,320 crore to disburse two months’ welfare pension in advance, and...https://www.livemint.com/news/india/kerala-govt-announces-20-000-cr-economic-package-11584645097047.html
Kerala has 15,541 government-run relief camps for migrant workers. UP and Maharashtra are next with 2,230 and 1,135 camps, each.https://www.bloombergquint.com/coronavirus-outbreak/coronavirus-lockdown-kerala-has-69-of-indias-government-run-relief-camps-for-migrant-workers
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently gave a nod to Kerala to conduct clinical trials of plasma treatment. However, the state may not needhttps://www.businessinsider.in/india/news/kerala-the-first-indian-state-ready-to-try-covid-19-plasma-therapy-has-no-critically-ill-patients-for-trials/articleshow/75215289.cms
ensure that there is no shortage of masks https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/kerala-gets-prisoners-in-jails-to-make-face-masks-to-solve-shortage-among-coronavirus-crisis-2537169.html
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan earned praise on Twitter for the novel solution to solve the mask and sanitiser shortage in the state, even as cases of confirmed coronavirus cross 90 in India.https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/kerala-gets-prisoners-in-jails-to-make-face-masks-to-solve-shortage-among-coronavirus-crisis-2537169.html
KSDP took up the production of hand sanitizers as requested by the state government.https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/1-lakh-bottles-of-hand-sanitizers-in-a-day-kerala-goes-all-guns-blazing-against-covid-19-1658104-2020-03-21
The state also ensured that mid-day meals in schools were home delivered for kids https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/kerala-teacher-delivering-mid-day-meal-to-childs-home-amid-covid-19-scare-melts-hearts-2536049.html
Hailing the government's humane response to the outbreak of the virus, social media took to Liz's post to praise the efforts of the teacher and authorities.https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/kerala-teacher-delivering-mid-day-meal-to-childs-home-amid-covid-19-scare-melts-hearts-2536049.html
Migrant workers protested in Kottayam on 29 March demanding to be sent back home. The state changed its strategy in dealing with them and has since seen no such protests.https://theprint.in/india/rotis-mobile-recharges-carrom-boards-how-kerala-fixed-its-migrant-worker-anger/403937/
Migrant workers in camps get breakfast, lunch, snacks in the evening and dinnerhttps://www.theweek.in/news/india/2020/04/20/kerala-sets-an-example-for-rest-of-india-with-its-exceptional-treatment-of-guest-workers.html
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Regional Cancer Center (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram has set up a cancer treatment facility at the Kanyakumari district hospital.https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/coronavirus-lockdown-kerala-government-sets-up-cancer-treatment-centre-tamil-nadu-1670867-2020-04-25
Its humanitarian measures are worth mentioning.
I dedicate this to all the people who think that Kerala is being praised by foreign media due to their ignorance.
Since March 16, the Kerala CM has been offering detailed updates to the public on fresh cases in the state and the measures taken by his government to ‘flatten the curve’. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/pinarayi-vijayan-s-6-pm-press-meets-have-become-staple-kerala-viewers-122158
For the last few years, serials like Vanambadi and Seethakalyanam have become appointment viewing in almost every household in Kerala. While general entertainment has always had better ratings than...https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/pinarayi-vijayan-s-6-pm-press-meets-have-become-staple-kerala-viewers-122158
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan himself had made a call to ensure that stray birds and animals, including temple monkeys, are also fed. https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/covid-19-lockdown-kerala-now-feeding-stray-animals-and-temple-monkeys-819921.html
After delivering essential commodities and cooked food to people at their doorstep, during the lockdown, Kerala is now feeding stray animals and the monkeys at a couple of temples in the state.https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/covid-19-lockdown-kerala-now-feeding-stray-animals-and-temple-monkeys-819921.html