Coimbatore is amongst the top ten rapidly growing cities in India and is turning out to be a leading educational and corporate hub due to the amazing infrastructure and services that the city offers. Many people have migrated to this place in the pursuit of giving wings to their future. With the pandemic hitting people across nations and cities, migrants, in particular, find themselves in great strain. Across the country, there have been instances of local PGs shutting down, lockdown, and travel restrictions impacting the ability of people to travel back home and daily lifestyle needs under stress.
The pandemic has pushed most people within the confines of the four walls of their living space. There has been a severe constraint on any movement and social life as we knew it, considering the precautionary measures advised for our collective safety.
While some of us spent the time with family, some had been stuck in different parts of the country, far from familiar people. People have been awaiting the reopening of economic activity and resumption of transportation between cities. Some even have plans to resume social life as we knew it. But just because the lockdown is getting lifted across the country in a phased manner, doesn’t mean we stop being alert and cautious.
So, here’s the list of things you should be careful about as the lockdown gets uplifted:
There’s a great saying- ‘prevention is better than cure,’ and it is nowhere more applicable than in a pandemic. Wearing masks, sanitizing, and washing your hands properly, wearing gloves to pick up things are some basic but critical rules that you should follow. Masks should now become like an accessory that you have to wear when you step out. You should keep a few pairs of washable masks handy with you and ask your roommates to wear them religiously too. Also, make sure that the staff of your PG/rental accommodation follow the same practice so everyone is protected.
You must be thinking, after being stranded inside your PG in Coimbatore there’s nothing you would prefer more than to run out and give a big, warm hug to companions, hang out with friends for catchup. The anticipation is real but that probably won’t be the best move for you as well as them. Maintaining a sound separation from people, avoiding crowded areas, limiting movement to odd hours, etc are important.
With tremendous quantities of asymptomatic instances of COVID-19 spiking up, you can never realize who is infected and who isn’t. Try not to go for large gatherings, assemble for get-togethers and dinners. By keeping away from get-togethers however much as can be expected, you keep yourselves and everyone around you secure.
Fitness centers and wellness focuses are a part of the unlock rules in specific areas, however, think twice before you get your sipper and tie-up your shoelaces for a visit to the Gym. Despite the best precautions and sanitation measures, any enclosed space with limited ventilation is a bad idea. You might be using the space with a limited number of individuals who have undergone all thermal checks and are practicing sanitation, but there is still a possibility of infection spread from asymptomatic individuals.
These are some of the things that you should refrain from doing in the unlock phase. While some of these like using gyms etc can be eased into once the infection spreading rate stabilizes, others like wearing masks and taking all sanitation and hygiene precautions are things we should definitely pay heed to, for everyone’s benefit. In this context, it is equally critical that your PG in Coimbatore, follows as many pandemic-preparedness measures as possible. We would recommend that you check out professionally managed accommodation like Stanza Living, that the city has to offer.