Anantapur: People go carefree as rules eased
- As the State government relaxed lockdown restrictions, common people move without caring much about the spread of coronavirus and without following the norms
- Some people allege that the district officials are not revealing the correct details on dreaded virus and they fear that the pandemic will rise its ugly head again recklessly
Anantapur: Amidst increasing corona positive cases in the district triggered by arrival of migrants from several states, the lockdown conditions have been relaxed.
Fear psychosis which once gripped the people and confined them to their homes is now missing and the talk on corona has diminished.
Now corona is no longer the issue is before the people. The corona figures - like 5,000 in quarantine, 200 positive cases, 5 deaths and 125 positive cases testing negative after treatment - are no longer scaring people.
A Curfew atmosphere on the roads, streets and by-lanes, police men posted at red zones and residential areas and strict implementation of the lockdown by police are all the missing elements today.
"The journey on the highways is governed by milestones which indicates the journey made and the miles to go but with government keeping everything confidential, nobody knows the fate of people and corona," says a lecturer in government college Ramesh Reddy.
Corona virus is now like an under current and it will be no surprise if it raises its ugly head once again. Life must go on and we cannot surrender to the virus and stay indoors for long, feels the man on the street.
The reason for fear losing its grip on the people is, there is hardly any deaths scenario prevailing. Two factors that worked against corona domination is minimal deaths, recovery of positive patients and 90 percent of those quarantined testing negative.
Some people are not venturing out. They are not started their activities of life. People are confused as no milestones are visible and are questioning the wisdom of government behind their decision to keep everyone guessing on the status of covid 19.