In India and around the world, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is evident across all sectors of the economy. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly around the world, the pandemic has not only affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people but also demonstrated a growing impact on the global economy.
From companies chalking out ambitious growth plans for 2020 to re-inventing their everyday operating models-businesses including IT companies are navigating financial and operational challenges during the pandemic.
COVID-19 is pushing IT companies in Kerala and across the globe to address new priorities and challenges. Businesses need to rapidly operate in new ways ensuring workforce productivity, mitigating business continuity and security risks while laying a foundation for Business of Tomorrow.
What Measures Did Kerala Take To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak?
India with a population of 1.3 billion has waged an exemplary frontline battle against coronavirus despite numerous odds stacked against the nation. The picturesque southern state of India-Kerala has emerged to be the flagbearer of India’s fight against the Novel Coronavirus.
The state that encountered Covid-19 has managed to flatten the curve and contain the virus with one of the best recovery rates in the country.Kerala government has taken various measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the state.
>>Rigorous Contact Tracing
The state with the help of duty-bound officials and experts including health workers, Asha and ‘kudumbashree’ workers tracked and traced people coming from abroad and infected areas. Besides, persons who came in contact with the newly infected people were also
isolated even if they had minor symptoms.
Detailed route maps of the infected people were prepared, throwing light on every point (place and time) right from when he/she came in contact with an infected person or landed in India. Below shown is a route map of a family of three that tested positive in Pathanamthitta.
With abundant caution in place, Kerala started quarantining ‘suspects’ for 28 days with good facilities and care. Patients were given meals of their choice, timely counselling and wi-fi. This created a positive experience in times of distress and anxiety.
>>Focus on Stress, Coping and Mental Health
Live counselling hotlines and multiple call centres are opened by the state government to provide stress relief, psychological support and keep a check on the mental health of patients and people who are home quarantined.