I am safer in Kerala than in my country, says quarantined French citizen
Kottayam: A French citizen hailed the health care system in Kerala after he completed the quarantine period amid the coronavirus outbreak. He noted that he feels more safe in Kerala than in his motherland.
“My friends thought that I have been undergoing the most critical situation in my life. I already informed them that I am safer in Kerala than in France. Earlier, we were unaware of the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, we know that the situation is critical. So everyone must continue at their residence,” said Pieree Chousiv, the French citizen.
Pieree’s wife Mareen Sendriya and their new friends Liya Mathas and David Ruyiz from Spain unanimously supported his words on Kerala. “We are also happy in Kerala,” said the tourists.
Pieree, an engineer and his wife who were exploring Kerala were made to undergo observation for suspected coronavirus infection on March 16. They met Spanish citizens David and Liya, when they were taken to the Pala Government General Hospital in a KSRTC bus. Though none of them had any symptoms of the infection, the health officials prescribed them to remain in quarantine as they were from foreign countries.
As they informed the officials about their problems to continue in the hospital, the district authority took up the responsibility to find a suitable accommodation for them. As nobody was ready to accommodate foreigners amid the coronavirus outbreak, the district administration arranged special accommodation for the tourists.
Later, health officials collected their samples and sent them for tests. The test results of all four tourists came out negative.
Their life became confined to the small rooms following the suspension of international flights and the nationwide lockdown.
Finally, they completed their quarantine period by strictly following the guidelines of the health department.
They expressed gratitude to the state government and health department for providing better facilities including good food and continuously monitoring their health.
Now, they are eagerly waiting to return to their homeland after the complete crackdown of coronavirus. French and Spanish embassies have been reviewing their current status in Kerala.