Villagers close entry points across Telangana

People of Wanvat village in Adilabad Rural mandal put up a barricade with bullock carts across the road leading to their habitation to isolate their village.

By   |  Published: 24th Mar 2020  11:53 pm
Villagers of Gadiguda in Adilabad stand behind a barricade set up on their village border.

Adilabad/ Warangal: The scare of novel coronavirus has forced the rural folks to explore and adopt old ways to prevent entry of outsiders into their habitations and thereby contribute to the efforts of breaking the virus chain.

People of Wanvat village in Adilabad Rural mandal put up a barricade with bullock carts across the road leading to their habitation to isolate their village. Residents of Kantha village in Jainath mandal placed huge branches at the entry point to prevent outsiders’ entry.

Dwellers of Shantapur village in Gudihathnoor also blocked the entrance to their village using tree branches, boulders and thorny bushes while a similar barricade was set up by the villagers of Muthnoor in the same mandal. The residents of many villages in Bazarhathnoor erected wooden fences around their habitations.

Villagers of Kota (K) in Boath mandal were little advanced and erected a fence using iron wires. A majority of these gates and fences are manned by locals and policemen.


Meanwhile, residents of certain have fixed a penalty up to Rs 2,000 against outsiders for violating the lockdown by entering the habitations. Dwellers of a village in Bhela displayed a notice on the wooden gate, cautioning that those who step inside their habitation until March 31 would be slapped with the fine.

Similarly, the council of Narnoor mandal’s Lokari (B) village local body administration unanimously passed a resolution, opposing the entry of outsiders into their habitation on Tuesday. To curtail the spread of the coronavirus, it is decided to prevent the incoming of residents belonging to neighbouring villages, mentioned in the resolution. In many villages of Mancherial district, the locals placed drums and formed fences of sticks, bullock carts and discarded saris.

Meanwhile, several villages in erstwhile Warangal district too adopted similar measures. Villagers of Venkatapuram in Mulugu district have closed their roads to restrict entry of the vehicles from other villages. At Chinnamupparam in Mahabubabad district laid a fence on the outskirts of the village. Several other villages also closed their roads by putting barricades, boulders and thorn bushes.

Similar measures in Nizamabad

Nizamabad: Several villagers in Nizamabad district too closed their village borders voluntarily with the help of fence, stones and branches of trees in view of the corona epidemic.

In the district, Indalwai villagers put up a board at the entrance of the village appealing to others not to enter their village, while those of Kothapet in Nizamabad rural mandal fenced the entrance of their village. Savel villagers of Mendora mandal tied a rope across the road while those of Renjarla of Mupkal mandal, Yerajpally of Bodhan mandal and Dharmaram village of Yedapally mandal arranged barricades.

Gangareddy of Yerugatla said their villagers had decided to strictly follow precautions and cooperate with medical and health officials to prevent coronavirus.


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