Villagers barricade entry to compliment anti-COVID-19 lockdown
Published on March 25, 2020 | News Source: Santanu Goswami/Javed
Local villagers in some parts of Assam have complimented the government’s efforts to impose total lockdown against COVID-19 pandemic by putting up barricades at the entry of their respective villages so as to bar outsiders from coming in.
For instance, villagers of Laopati hamlet at Talap in Tinsukia district of eastern Assam have set up bamboo barricade at the entry to the village to restrict movement of outsiders to the village in order to ensure social distancing that has been made mandatory by the government to fight the deadly novel Coronavirus.
Similarly, villagers at Kolajan Peeyang in Dhemaji district too have barricaded the entry to their village to prevent visit by outsiders much to the relief of the local administration.
Such exceptional efforts by common villagers to add steam to the combat against COVIT-19 has stood out amid reports about police being forced to use force to make defying people stay indoors during the anti-COVID-19 lockdown in some other parts of the state.