Van Aalst, who is the director of International Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre based in The Hague said Kerala can stop weather hazards from becoming disasters with better planning and preparedness.
Preventive measures implemented included forming bio-bubbles with several batches of students, introducing shift system to prevent crowding and adhering to all COVID-19 protocols.
The Kerala govt decided to revise the COVID deaths list after it came to light that deaths reported at the district level were not marked correctly at the state level.
The World Health Organisation has warned that 53 European and Central Asian countries were under the real threat of a resurgence of a pandemic.
If the reduction of resistance power is the causative factor, Kerala should now put pressure on the Central Government to supply booster vaccine doses, experts say.
In the survey conducted by the State Education Department, it was found that 4.75 lakh students did not have laptops for digital learning.
Since those aged below 18 have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, the presence of antibodies indicated that they had contracted SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-causing virus, at some point of time.