In a bid to include the unfold of coronavirus, residents of a number of villages in Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Alirajpur district have blocked public motion by laying timber and thick branches on the important thing strategy roads.
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Residents come across the thought of imposing ‘self lockdown’ by blocking roads after two individuals from Udaygarh- Kanas village, situated round 50 km from the district headquarters, examined constructive for coronavirus not too long ago. One extra COVID-19 affected person was reported from Chandra Shekhar Nagar of Alirajour metropolis Saturday, in line with authorities officers.
Borjhad village sarpanch (head) Tara Bai Katarias son Sumeet Kataria advised PTI that they’ve laid a tree on the principle street resulting in their village to make sure individuals from Udaygarh, which is round 15 km away, don’t enter their space. “Similarly, we don’t want any one of our village resident to visit Udaygarh. We have to keep our village safe from the viral infection,” he mentioned.
Alirajpur has round 526 villages. Out of those, individuals in round 250 villages have blocked their key strategy roads by laying timber and branches, Mahesh Patel, head of Bhilala tribe, claimed. Alirajpur Superintendent of Police Vipul Shrivastava mentioned they don’t have the precise variety of villages the place roads have been blocked (by timber). “But, we know that roads to several villages have been blocked,” he added.