Early Times Report
Jammu, Mar 31: The residents of village Chatha Farm here on city outskirts have opted for different way of keeping outsiders away from entering the village by raising barricades and keeping vigil at all entry points.
The Chatha Farm villagers are following social distancing and complete lockdown in high spirit and have banned the entry of outsiders in the village to prevent people from COVID-19 infection. The decision of banning unknown entry was taken under the supervision of Village Head Sarpanch Avtar Singh of Chatha Farm. ''The governments are playing their role in controlling the spread of infection and lockdown is part of that but as civil society members, we should also play our roles,'' said Avtar Singh. He added, ''We are not allowing any outsider to enter into the village but people, who have an important or urgent task or want to visit someone's house, are allowed only after seeing their identity proof.'' The Village Head said, ''with the cooperation of youth, we are maintaining vigil at all entry points, and barricades with the help of wooden logs and branches of trees are also raised to prevent unwanted movement.'' ''Anybody within the village if require any goods like grocery, fruits/vegetables, medicines, we are providing them at their doorsteps so that they do not move out,'' he said.
Mr Singh further said that by making such contributions by every citizen, the fight against coronavirus can be won and the diseases can be prevented from spreading further.