The country is once again in the grip of Covid-19. In Noida as well, Covid 19 cases are increasing rapidly. As per the official reports, 510 fresh Covid cases were reported in Noida on January 5, 2021, reflecting a 4 times jump in cases reported in a single day. Given the situation, the residents of sectors 7x (Sector 74-79) are worried about their safety. Prompted by such reports the area RWAs are taking special steps to prevent the spread of Covid in their societies.
There are around 40 highrise societies in 7x. These sectors have been planned as high-density areas with several marketplaces and other common facilities such as community centres and parks.
Amit Gupta, President, AOA, Prateek Wisteria, Sector 77, says, “There are 33 active covid cases in our society. All of them are in isolation. We have closed down our common area. On January 4, 2021, there were 23 active cases which shot up to 33 cases on January 5. We have increased security and are not allowing anyone to enter the society without a mask”.
RWAs are worried about Covid cases in societies that are not being reported. Moreover, they are taking steps to minimise public gatherings to control the spread of the virus such as closing the common area and only allowing vaccinated people to enter the society.
Sanwarjeet Singh, a resident of Gaurs Sportswood, says, “Presently we have approximately seven covid cases in our society. The society is managed by the maintenance team. We are restricting our children from play areas. The problems can increase if families don’t share information in the case of Covid positive reports with the maintenance team. This can put other residents at risk”.
Ashok Vardhan, a resident of Mahagun Mirabella, says, “There are five active cases in our society. After this week if someone is not fully vaccinated he/she will not be allowed to enter the society. These cases have come up in the last three days”.
Ajay Pandey, a resident of Hyde Park, says, “There are around seven active covid cases in our society. We are taking all the precautions from our side. There are a few food stalls near the society which have come up with the permission of the AOA. These stalls draw a lot of crowds. With Covid on a surge, we want the AOA to remove these stalls."
Brajesh Sharma, a resident of Antriksh Golf View 2, says, “There are three Covid cases in our society which have been officially recorded. We hope that the cases don’t increase in the future."