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Umbrellas used to maintain social distancing by Kerala’s Gram Panchayat

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Health experts and the Government have been announcing since the day one to follow social distancing to curb coronavirus spread. But there are a few cases where this is not followed. Many times social distancing appears a failure. In a unique concept, the Thanneermukkom Gram Panchayat in Kerala has put umbrellas to use to further aid social distance.

 

Thanneermukkom Gram Panchayat made it mandatory for anyone stepping out in the public area to carry an umbrella for maintaining the social distance. Kerala Minister Thomas Isaac said that two opened umbrellas will ensure a minimum distance of 1 meter between two people.

 

Taking to Twitter, Isaac wrote, “To enforce physical distancing, Thanneermukkom GP in Alappuzha, mandates that everyone hold an umbrella when they go. 2 opened umbrellas, not touching each other, will ensure a min distance of 1 meter from one another. Umbrellas distributed at subsidized rate.”

 

To enforce physical distancing, Thanneermukkom GP in Alappuzha mandates that everyone hold an umbrella when they go out of houses. Two opened umbrellas, not touching each other, will ensure a minimum distance of one meter from one another.  According to reports, the local body will distribute at least 10,000 umbrellas to its residents as part of the Break the Chain Umbrella project. They will be given umbrellas on loan and at subsidised rates.

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