GOA: After the administration declared Siddheshwarnagar and Avantinagar wards of Tisk-Usgao village as containment zones, the villagers of Usgao started observing a voluntary lockdown to contain the further spread of corona virus.
“We fear the infection may reach our houses, and so inorder to break the chain we have declared the lockdown,” said a villager. This is the second time that the villagers of Usgao are observing a seld-imposed lockdown. The lockdown will continue till Monday, after which the villagers said they will review the situation and accordingly decide whether it should be extended or not.
Meanwhile, the Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) at Dhatwada-Usgao on Friday carried out the sanitisation of Sidheshwarnagar and Avantinagar. Ponda joint mamlatdar Kaushik Desai, Usgao-Ganjem deputy sarpanch Ramnath Dangui and MRF plant head Gautam Raj were present while the two wards were being sanitised. The sanitisation process will continue on Saturday, said MRF officials.
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