GAURIPUR, March 29 - People in the western part of Dhubri district, including border villages, observed complete lockdown today, i.e., on the fifth day of social distancing declaration by the central government.
People in villages like Halakura, Jinkata, Kherbari, Gharialdanga, Kaldoba, Bhamandanga, Jhaskal, Satrasal, Ratiadaha, Biskhowa, Kanuri, Lakhimari, Nalia, Kedar, Berbhangi, Binnachara, Bhogdanga etc. are aware of the appeal made by the government and news media that everyone should maintain social distance and remain at home to contain spread of coronavirus.
With much caution, they visited the local market for purchasing their essential commodities. Not involved in panic buying, the villagers purchased only the essential goods by standing in queues and following the guidelines of the administration.
This kind of behaviour shown by the people has been hailed by the law enforcing personnel. The people are fighting against spread of Covid-19 and hope to win the fight with the prescribed behaviour.
Not surprisingly, village roads and markets and NH-31 passing through these areas was deserted.
Meanwhile, shortage of cattle fodder was reported from many areas of the district and the concerned farmers had to purchase fodder at high price from the hoarders though no steps were forthcoming from the authorities.