Noida: After the biometric attendance in government offices was barred by the Delhi Government, a resident welfare association here on Friday has also temporarily suspended biometric entry for its residents as a precautionary measure in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The RWA of B3 in Sector 34 issued a notice on Friday asking the residents to cooperate with the facility and security staff in maintaining the safety of the society. The notice also said that the biometric facility at the gate of the society would not be in operation from March 6 till further notice.
The resident welfare association had installed the biometric device in September last year on gate number 2 of the society for security purpose.
Talking to CitySpidey, Dharmendra Sharma, President of RWA B3 Sector 34 said, "There are 352 flats in this block and all the residents' data above the age of 10 years was fed in the system.”
He added that the data of the children above the age of ten was taken after due permission from the parents.
The RWA is also planning to keep a guard 24X7 on the gate number 2, seeing the need of the security with the growing crimes in the city.
The decision from the RWA comes after the Delhi government on Thursday had barred biometric attendance at all the autonomous bodies of National Capital Territory of Delhi to restrict people from getting infected with coronavirus. Biometric attendance can spread the virus by putting fingers on the punching machine.
Coronavirus is a highly contagious virus that causes respiratory infections. It can transfer from human to human on their touch of common objects and droplets.
On Friday, the central government agencies have also taken the precautionary measure and barred biometric system in all its offices.