According to the Live Coronavirus Tracking Dashboard, India currently has 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of these, 3 infected people have successfully recovered. These 3 cases were the first ones to be reported in the country. All of them were students returning to the state of Kerala from Wuhan University.
In a recent episode of WorklifeIndia on BBC, leading virologist Dr. Shahid Jameel praised Kerala’s health infrastructure which contained the virus, its spread and the rumours around it.
— Comrade from Kerala (@ComradeMallu) March 4, 2020
According to Hindustan Times, the ‘Kerala Model’ was earlier helpful in controlling the Nipah outbreak as well as the Zika virus. The state was able to do this again with preventive measures such as airport screenings and awareness drives.
Furthermore, labs, clinics, private hospitals and primary health centers followed strict infection protocols and quarantined all those who came in contact with infected people. The state health minister held 2 review meetings daily to stay on top of everything, reports The Times of India.
While other elected representatives in the country have claimed that yoga, gobar and gaumutra are effective against the disease, people are praising K.K.Shailaja, Minister for Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development in Kerala, for her role in handling the outbreak.
Kerala Health Minister #KKShailaja | We succeeded in the first part, that of containing #coronavirus. 3 students who were found to be corona-positive were isolated, now they are stable. They were cured.#CoronaVirusUpdates #Coronavid19 #COVID2019 #CoronaVirusIndia #NewsAlert pic.twitter.com/mhUZ1oDXAR
— First India (@thefirstindia) February 28, 2020
Nowadays, most of the people scared about the corona recently it's completely affected human beings not only health but also wealth. On the other hand, Kerala has defended coronavirus with efficient medical strategies. #coronavirus #KeralaNo1 #coronavirusindia pic.twitter.com/nfyCzfWvGT
— Bivin George (@george_bivin) March 5, 2020
— Shajin Sana Seneeb (@shajinummer) March 5, 2020
Hats off to KK Shailja health minister of Kerala for the great work done to fight the Corona virus menace.
— Suresh Kasliwal (@SureshKasliwal6) March 5, 2020
Corona virus, Nipah virus, post flood outbreaks – #Kerala leads the world in infectious disease control. #Australia @ScottMorrisonMP take note.
Panic is not the answer. A good primary care network is.
Plus stellar leadership. @shailajateacher https://t.co/jiyOr6jWJC
— Jacqueline (@LifeMedLove) March 5, 2020
BBC news discusses how Kerala tackled the Corona virus and continues to do so. Shows once again why an efficient primary healthcare system is important.
— Korah Abraham (@thekorahabraham) March 4, 2020
Shailaja Teacher,Hon’ble Health Minister of Kerala has lead the fight against Nipah &Coronavirus successfully in Kerala with strategic intervention.without getting into denial mode proactive intervention has helped the state & the medical team was given all support @KTRTRS
— sunitha krishnan (@sunita_krishnan) March 5, 2020
Since there’s no medicine or vaccine for this novel coronavirus, it is essential that we follow some basic precautions listed out by the government and keep ourselves safe.