Tamil Nadu has emerged as the top state in its overall handling of the second COVID wave.
As per a survey by LocalCircles, on an aggregate basis, 59 per cent of Tamil Nadu residents rated the Tamil Nadu government’s handling of COVID 2nd wave as effective or higher.
Tamil Nadu was followed by Andhra Pradesh as on an aggregate basis, 54 per cent of Andhra Pradesh residents rated the Andhra Pradesh government’s handling of COVID second wave as effective or higher. 51 per cent of Uttar Pradesh residents rate government’s handling of COVID 2nd wave as effective, 47 per cent of Maharashtra residents rated their government as effective and only 46 per cent of Gujarat residents rated Gujarat Government’s handling of the COVID 2nd wave as effective or higher.
Tamil Nadu, the highest-rated state had the benefit of the late arrival of the second wave and a relatively better hospital infrastructure than many other states. Despite having its state elections, the state did a reasonably good job of handling its 2nd wave of COVID with 59 per cent of its residents rating it as effective, the survey said.