Thiruvananthapuram, May 16— The Kerala State Waqf Board on Friday donated Rs one crore to Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund as their contribution in Kerala state’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“Kerala State Waqf Board has donated Rs 1 crore to CMDRF, in the fight against COVID-19,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reportedly said in his Friday press briefing.
Earlier this week, the Waqf Board has also donated about four acres of land to the state government for construction of a multi-speciality hospital in the Kasargod district.
In March, Punjab Waqf Board had donated Rs 50 lakh to Punjab CM Relief Fund.
Kerala was the first state in India to be hit by Coronavirus when it reported first confirmed case on January 30. However, thanks to the aggressive and planned strategy of the state government, the total number of confirmed cases has not crossed even 600 in the past one and half months – around 500 of them have been cured and discharged. In the list of 33 states, Kerala is at No. 17 in terms of confirmed cases of Coronavirus on May 16. With 29,100 cases, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state, followed by Tamil Nadu (10108), Gujarat (9931) and Delhi (8895).
The national tally of confirmed cases stood at 85,940 on May 16.
In terms of Corona deaths in states with 500+ confirmed cases, Kerala has witnessed lowest deaths – four – while Maharashtra has reported highest number of deaths – 1068.