Bangalore, June 18: The deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected rural areas of India. Scenes of patients treated outdoors under trees, on blankets on the ground, were common as ill-equipped villages, lacking testing facilities and health infrastructure, faced the direst situation of their lives. But a village in Karnataka has emerged as a “model” for the rest of the state.
The Koleranga village of Haliyala Taluk in the Uttara Kannada district has not reported a single case of Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Thanks to the strict measures applied by the locals.
Since March 2020, the village has yet to report any Covid-19 cases. The village of Koleranga has a population of 250, which depends mainly on the dairy business.
As news of the spread of COVID-19 spread, villagers showed steadfast determination and closed doors to outsiders and family members. The firm determination against the coronavirus prevented them from venturing out of town.
The villagers assigned all the responsibilities of supplying essential items to two young men from the village.
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Villagers are well aware of Covid-19 security protocols and strictly follow social distancing every time they leave their homes. All 250 members of the village have also been vaccinated, helping the village stay safe from Covid-19.
The villagers knew it could be a long war with the virus, but they resolved not to let it enter Koleranga and they won. It has shown the way for the rest of the country in the fight against the pandemic.
Now the people are prepared to face the dreaded third wave with the same vigor.
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