Societies in Gurugram implement self-lockdown amid coronavirus threat
Societies in Gurugram implement self-lockdown amid coronavirus threat
Akanksha Gupta
Societies in Gurugram implement self-lockdown amid coronavirus threat
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Societies in Gurugram implement self-lockdown amid coronavirus threat

Gurugram: With six positive cases of coronavirus in the city, several residential societies here have decided to implement self-lockdown to contain the spread of covid-19 infection.

Apartment association of The Close South, an upscale condominium located in Nirvana Country in Sector 50, has imposed self-lockdown that would continue till March 31 to ensure no further advancement of disease in the community.

The move came after a 44-year-old man and his wife, residents of Close South, were confirmed positive for coronavirus. As the two cases reported from the society, the RWA is taking all measures to ensure the safety of its residents.

A circular issued to the residents stated that all personal support staff, maids, driver, car cleaners, cooks who come in from outside must be notified not to come for work until March 31, 2020.

Residents who have come back from abroad in the last 15 days were asked to get in touch with estate office team. "It is mandatory for all such individuals to be in isolation and quarantine in a room within the apartment, while the rest of the family stays restricted to their own apartment for 14 days from the date of arrival. The family has to restrain itself from stepping out in the lawns or any other external area," the circular read.

It further stated that all families must strictly self-quarantine themselves till March 27.

Similarly, other societies too have taken precautionary measures to combat coronavirus. Fresco Apartments in Sector 50 is one such society which has imposed a partial lockdown to tackle the covid-19 crisis in the society. "Our Corona Combat Subcommittee had a meeting where we have decided to impose partial lockdown which will be effective from March 21 till March 31," said Nilesh Tandon, RWA president of Fresco.

The society has stopped entry of car cleaners and suggested the residents to not deduct their salaries.

The entry of parlour staff, massage and spa treatments staff has been stopped. However entry of nurses and physiotherapy staff is allowed. They will be expected to carry their ID confirming their profession and will be allowed entry only if they are wearing face masks and gloves.

Food, grocery delivery guys or any such vendor including milk delivery, courier delivery, newspaper, dhobi etc. will not visit door to door and will rather come to the tower guard. Residents will have to come down and collect the stuff.

Residents, children and live-in staff, full time maids must not gather in the lawns, play areas or other common areas. For the safety of essential services staff, no maintenance staff will enter anyone's apartment for services which are not of emergency nature.

"We have requested the residents who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days to go self quarantine. All residents are also requested to self-quarantine themselves limiting their movements to their homes as much as possible till March 31," Tandon said.