In the light of rising coronavirus cases, apartment associations in Chennai are trying to get their residents to know the basics again.
Over the past week, the 66-unit Seabros Palms in Egmore has been repeating three rules in its internal communications – mask in common areas, clean your hands and maintain social distance.
But the residents’ union believes that this response will also be inadequate.
Says Neeraj Patel, president of the Ceebros Palms Resorts Association, “We have to agree that decency is set in place.” “Many people have become careless about the way they wear their masks and we are again urging that they wear it properly when they walk around the apartment complex and outside.” Earlier, security guards were instructed to remain strict with those entering the community without masks. “Now we see that the vendors are not wearing masks,” says Patel.
The community resumed some major restrictions back in January. “Our gym is open to residents, but we only allow one person at a time. Also, the air-conditioner is not on, ”says Patel.
The association plans to surprise a committee member, and summons people seen without masks. They are also planning to ask guests to stop coming to society in large groups.
“COVID-19 positive cases are rising again, but the question is, what new things can we do? Secretary of the association Dinesh D. We are planning a meeting of the members of the management committee to discuss the new measures, says Bajaj.
Swagath Apartments in Velachery reintroduced the old rule from food delivery vendors to leave residents orders at the gate and is planning some other measures to ensure compliance with the rules. The BBC City Parc Apartments in Porur is awaiting the announcements of the State Government / Greater Chennai Corporation, on the basis of which they will make rules for the society.