Proactive approach helps Saket cope with isolation

Hindustan Times Delhi|March 30, 2020

Proactive approach helps Saket cope with isolation
FORTRESS The neighbourhood has become cautious with most gates shut and visitors being made to wash hands
Adrija Roychowdhury

NEWDELHI: On March 6, days after the first positive case of Covid-19 was reported in the National Capital Region (NCR), residents of Block H in Saket arranged fora talk on the control and prevention of the deadly virus by a doctor from Max hospital.

“By that time, we had already been discussing ways to ensure adequate precautions are taken for residents of the colony,” said Reena Ramachandran (80), a resident of the block. “As the number of cases kept increasing, we came up with several measures. Visitors are to be screened and have to sanitise their hands, and residents are given access to whatever essentials they need inside the colony’s premises itself,” she added.

With the nationwide lockdown announced to control the spread of the coronavirus disease, the 15 blocks at Saket have become like fortresses.

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March 30, 2020