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Published: April 14, 2020 12:31:48 am
Patel is a part of a committee in his village Ikhar that helps individuals in the neighborhood to take care of the virus.
On April 10, four individuals tested positive in the district which had hitherto not seen any instances. The 4 instances had been detected amongst members of a Majilis-e-Soora Jamaat travelling from Tamil Nadu and put up at a mosque on the outskirts of the village.
A World Cup winner and an influential determine in the area, Patel was requested by the native administration to unfold the message of social distancing. The common cricketer was greater than keen and took to the highway on his bike to be on the village market and tackle the individuals there.
“Things were normal till last week when four positive cases were found. The whole village has been sealed and we are under lockdown now. The panchayat and the committee which I’m part of has ensured that essential commodities reach homes.” Patel informed The Indian Express.
He believes social distancing is way simpler to follow in villages as homes in his space aren’t clustered. After he retired from the sport, Patel selected to stay in his village the place he’s nonetheless referred to as ‘Munna’.
“Barring a few places, most houses are spread out. It’s not like a city where one shares walls with neighbours. So social distancing is easy to follow in villages. It’s simple: Don’t stay in groups, wash your hands frequently,” Patel advises.
“The other day, the local administration wanted me to request people to follow social distancing; they took me to a nearby district and a small village. I went and requested the people to follow what has been told. I don’t want the virus to enter and create havoc in my village,” he mentioned.
Even earlier than the optimistic instances had been detected, Patel and his committee had deliberate how you can go take care of the potential downside. It was determined that poor households will likely be given precedence; that ration will likely be despatched to them first. The native authorities had been requested to permit the farmers to work in the fields because it was harvest time.
The administration agreed however put in place a primary protocol of social distancing.
The subsequent process for Patel and his committee is dealing with the Ramzan interval which begins on April 24.
“We are working towards Ramzan now. We have requested the vendors to store fruits and all other essential commodities. The panchayat and the committee have planned to cook food and distribute it door to door during Ramzan. Things are back to normal here. Those who were positive were taken for treatment and those who were in touch with them were sent for quarantine,” he added.
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