Coronaviruses are considered as a large family of respiratory viruses, most commonly known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), etc. However, the 2019 version of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease, declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The first report of COVID-19 came from Wuhan, in China. 

Why we have chosen Kerala as a study area for our research?

In India, Kerala became the first state to be affected by the virus and soon became one of the worst affected states in the country. But despite this, they managed to bring down the number and keep the pandemic under control by taking some timely and proactive actions. Therefore it will be interesting to explore more on such strategies used by the government of Kerala and how it can become a universal model for other states as well. 

How has Kerala tackled  the pandemic?

The methodology will be based on literature review analysis and we will mainly use a systematic review of the literature to find out how Kerala has tackled the pandemic.

What we hope to deliver through this paper?

Through this paper, we aim to provide the lessons learnt from how Kerala has tackled the pandemic and draft strategies for other states to follow the same blueprint. Moreover, we will also try to study the ways of how Kerala is tackling the second wave and whether or not those strategies used by the Kerala government could be applicable to other states in India as well.   We will also try to look into some other successful strategies used by different countries and their applicability in the Indian conditions. 


Pratyush Paras Sarma, Lead Investigator
Tanaya Hazarika