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Thiruvananthapuram: Health minister K K Shailaja shared the success story of Kerala in COVID-19 resistance with BBC news channel. The minister was the guest of the show BBC World News aired on Monday at 9 pm. The five minute long interview was aired live from Thiruvananthapuram.
The minister said that the state opened special control rooms here and started taking precautionary measures as soon as the disease was reported in Wuhan of China. In the second phase, check-up facilities for diagnosis were arranged. Also there was arrangements for observing people who come from outside the state in airports, seaports and roads, the minister said.
Those with disease symptoms were kept in quarantine. The state followed the method of first testing fluid samples and then shifting the patient to medical care centre if the disease is confirmed. Home-quarantine facilities are arranged for monitoring people coming from other states, the minister added.
Earlier, international media including The Guardian and others also had appreciated the Kerala model of COVID resistance which seemed more effective than the methods followed in other places.