Kerala: Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty has thanked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and given a shoutout to the Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja for taking care of the people.
Pookutty took to Twitter and wrote: "I'm proud of this man! A true leader... #ShailajaTeacher You are the best we have, thank you for taking care of my people, like a mother, your efforts are relentless!" Pookutty tweeted.
Kerala CM Thursday announced Rs 20,000 to the state economy. Apart from these, the proposed package will include a Rs 500 crore health package besides the social security pension to be paid in advance in April, entailing an expenditure of Rs 1,320 crore.
He also assured one month free ration, tax reliefs for auto rickshaws, taxis and stage and contract carriers, bills for electricity and water and a one month relief theatres will get a reduction in entertainment tax etc.
K.K. Shailaja has been handling the coronavirus situation in the state, issuing a strict action against anyone spreading false information or rumour about Covid-19.
Social isolation of suspected individuals and public spaces have been quarantined including suspension of schools, colleges/universities and closing of malls, gyms, cinema halls, tourist destinations and a ban on public gathering and large celebrations.