Noida: The cases of Omicron, the new Covid variant, are on a pan India rise. In a reaction to it, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to impose a night curfew in the state from December 25. The night curfew will be imposed in the state from 11 pm to 5 am till further orders. With the ongoing festival week, the administration fears a faster spread of this new variant.
Residents of Noida are concerned about the spread of Omicron in societies and their safety. CitySpidey reached out to residents from Noida to understand the situation on the ground.
Kavita Jamil(60), Vice President of Arun Vihar RWA says, "In the second wave, we made an Arun Vihar task force. To prepare for any such third wave, the Arun Vihar task force is helping in arranging things which we may need in an emergency. We have issued several advisories to our residents. We are trying to make people aware of it on Christmas also. We have enough oxygen cylinders and we have already prepared ourselves."
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Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary of Noida Sector 51, "We have been making efforts to make residents aware of safety protocols through social media. We are requesting residents to follow all precautions and maintain social distance, use masks while commuting outside."
Rajesh Shahy, General Secretary NOFAA says, "We had a meeting with the area ACP and with 20 AOA presidents and made a decision to not celebrate the new year party this time. It was decided on the advice of ACP."
Puneet, AOA president of Aditya Celebrity Homes, "We are again checking everyone's vaccination status. Temperature checks, masks, sanitizers are mandatory on society entry gates. We make sure that everyone is fully vaccinated. Most domestic helpers, maids, and garbage collectors have only had their first dose. We are requesting them to get the second dose. Further, we are also trying to organise booster vaccination camps in our society."