Doraha residents accept lockdown as way of life

Doraha residents accept lockdown as way of life

Contrary to the trend witnessed a few days ago when authorities were seen acting tough with shopkeepers, commuters and residents to follow Covid guidelines and obey curfew orders, residents of Doraha now seem to have accepted lockdown as a way of life. - File photo

Our Correspondent

Doraha, June 9

Contrary to the trend witnessed a few days ago when authorities were seen acting tough with shopkeepers, commuters and residents to follow Covid guidelines and obey curfew orders, residents of Doraha now seem to have accepted lockdown as a way of life.

A resident

Initially, lockdown did not go down well with the residents. But when cases declined, we realised the urgency of the decision.

Payal SDM Mankanwal Singh Chahal said: “The initial resistance towards lockdown has turned into a natural acceptance with the passage of time. The public is less reactive now and is ready to close their shops as per the lockdown and curfew orders. In rural areas, however, there is still the need to keep a vigil since villagers tend to be casual in their approach towards the virus.”

Khanna DSP Daman Bir Singh said: “The number of challans has reduced with time. The department also kept up with spreading awareness through social media, door-to-door campaigning and other platforms.”

“When the lockdown was imposed last month, it did not go down well with the residents initially. But when cases began to decline, we realised the urgency of the curfew and lockdown orders,” said a resident.

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