Monday 9 November 2020 9:38 PM UTC
NEW DELHI Nov 9: The Indian edition of fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue paid tribute to K K Shailaja ‘Teacher’, Kerala Health Minister who made headlines for her work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and featured her on their list of ‘Women of 2020’.
The November edition of Vogue lauded the steadfast efforts of the Kerala Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development Minister for her swift action along with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and their coordinated efforts had brought down cases in Kerala to almost zero at a time.
After handling the outbreak of the Nipah virus in 2018, Shailaja’s prescient action to combat the coronavirus, earned her the title ‘The Coronavirus Slayer’.
Early this year in June, the United Nations had honoured Shailaja for Kerala’s effective management of the pandemic. Cutting to November 2020, she is still considered one of the few world woman leaders, who had accurately responded to the outbreak of the global pandemic, reports Vogue.
To honour Shailaja’s sturdy stand, which is “more than fear” and all about the “enthusiasm to get involved”, Vogue has even changed its Twitter display picture to Shailaja featuring on their cover page.
“There’s no time to be scared. More than fear, I feel the enthusiasm to get involved,” Shailaja said.
Taking to Twitter, netizens were elated to find the corona warrior being honored by Vogue’s Women of the Year for her ‘cohesive leadership and systematic approach’ towards the pandemic.
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