Amidst Coronavirus Scare, Localities in Guwahati Shutdown Lanes
GUWAHATI: Amidst the scare of having more COVID-19 infected people in the localities, one society in Guwahati has decided to close its gates for casual roaming around.
According to reports, the residents of Santipur in Guwahati have closed the gates and are only allowing emergency services in their area.
It is to be mentioned that earlier on March 31, A 52-year-old man was detected as the first positive case of coronavirus in Assam who reportedly has a travel history of being in different parts of Guwahati.
The patient went to Delhi via Guwahati on March 5. He stayed at a hotel and visited the Jama Majid. He also came into contact with people near Nizammudin Dargah. The patient returned to Guwahati on March 10 and stayed in Athgoan area on March 11. He then left by the Rajdhani Express to reach Badarpur on March 13, as per Dr. Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, Principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital.
The patient’s condition is said to be stable currently.
Further, many localities and apartments of the city have taken up similar initiatives.
“In my apartment, the residents have installed a tap at the entrance. So, every resident who enters the apartment complex, has to first wash their hands properly. Even the regular milk man is not being allowed inside the gate,” a resident of Athgaon told G Plus.
Another resident of Kalapahar said that the gates of her residential complex, too, remain closed at all times.
Residents of Santipur, Guwahati