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.
A critical step in containing coronavirus is contact tracing — identifying anyone who came in contact with an infected person, quarantining and monitoring them. But across Indian states, there seem to be significant discrepancies in the way this is being done.
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.
While most of the furore around the recent entry of three women into the Sabarimala temple premises appears politically motivated, some do question the need for flouting a long-observed religious custom. A citizen shares his response.
The Alappuzha model of waste management was presented as a zero-waste model at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015. Yet the city stands at a dismal rank of 380 in the recent clean city rankings. Navya P K finds out why.