Residents of Trivandrum took the relaxations as a nod to get back to how it was before the corona outbreak and caused traffic bottlenecks at different parts of the city on April 20. In fact, the capital city is a hot spot though Thiruvananthapuram district as a whole is categorised as Orange zone.
With the economy on the verge of collapse, the state government has taken three immediate steps: cash relief to BPL families, a consumer loan scheme to be managed by women, and a push for rural employment guarantee schemes.
Kerala initially declared a “state-specific health emergency” after three positive Coronavirus cases were reported in the state. However, it withdrew the declaration within days and today, the situation is largely normal. No fresh case has been reported from any part of the state.
Congress’s two-time MP Shashi Tharoor had won from Trivandrum parliamentary constituency by a narrow margin in the 2014 polls. This election, BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekaran is expected to give him a tough fight