A notice pasted on a barricade at the entrance of a tiny village at the hamlet of Tripura declaring lockdown; no one will be allowed to enter without washing hands with soap and water.
As Northeast recorded two positive COVID19 cases, one each in Manipur and Mizoram, the Northeast scrambles to escape this Crisis.
However, the forerunner are villagers who stepfo0rward to maintain personal hygiene thus prohibiting the entry of any deadly virus.
Located around 50 kilometers from the Agartala is Purba Chandpur which falls under Hezamara RD Block in Mohanpur subdivision of West Tripura district, here the villagers have made it mandatory for outsiders to wash hands to get entry into the village. A bucket of water, a mug and a bar of soap have been kept in front of the barricade, they’re asking people to strictly follow the rules.
Around 400 families living in the village have unanimously agreed on the rule to prevent the virus from spreading.
This gesture of the villagers supporting the nationwide lockdown call has been widely admired by the local district administration.
Emphasing on the need to wash hand to prevent spread of Corona, a villager said, “Personal hygine is necessary, we have to protest our village from deadly corona virus.”
Another villager said, “people will not follow hygiene unless a strict rule is laid.”
Meanwhile, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb tweets
“We the people of Tripura are strictly following PM
@narendramodiji’s guidelines in fighting #COVID2019 Our Gov’t is committed to provide safety to every citizen of our State. I request everyone to #StayHomeStaySafe Utilise this #LockDown period for doing something productive.”