Kerala reported the first known Coronavirus case in India in January and has since emerged as a leader in the fight against the pandemic. The CPI(M)- led Left Democratic Front government in Kerala has focused on ensuring that its citizens are safe and cared for even as the lockdown is in place. This comprehensive strategy has ensured that the rate of infection and death rate are well below the global and national average, while the recovery rates are among the highest in the world.
Today, this tiny South Indian state is a model that has been praised the world over. Upfront Stories takes a look at what the Communist government in Kerala has done so far to take everyone in the state under its wing.