A fight in favour of 'Corona' in Kerala

A fight in favour of 'Corona' in Kerala

Corona Thomas is the BJP's candidate for the local body polls at Mathilil ward under Kollam corporation

Corona Thomas. Credit: Special Arrangement

While the whole world is fighting against coronavirus, a locality in Kollam district in Kerala is witnessing a campaign in favour of 'Corona'.

Corona Thomas is the BJP's candidate for the local body polls at Mathilil ward under Kollam corporation in the South Kerala district. A local native of Mathilil, Thomas is a Covid-19 survivor who fought her battle while she was carrying. Later, her baby too tested positive for Covid-19. Both of them recovered last month.

It was her parents Thomas Mathew and Sheeba who named her and her twin brother, Corona and Coral.

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Her husband Jinu Suresh is an active BJP worker in the locality.

Corona Thomas, who is the mother of two, told DH that she was receiving a very positive response from the voters and was quite confident of her victory in the seat, which is now held by the Congress.

The 24-year-old candidate is seen offering hand sanitisers to voters while meeting and greeting them during the campaign. She also ensures to wear a mask and gloves as well as to follow social distancing norms during campaign. 

With the outbreak of the pandemic, Corona Thomas had already become a familiar figure in the locality. She was also in the news when she tested positive for Covid-19.