7 VILLAGERS RETURN HOME IN INDIA, FORCED INTO SELF-ISOLATION UP IN TREES FOR TWO WEEKS!
So we thought we were having a hard time with Coronavirus in the West! Well, because we are. No one, pun intended, is immune. But how this breaks down in different countries will continue to shock us. This is certainly one example of that, in a simple and obvious way. 7 people in India had returned to the district of Purulia, located in West Bengal, India. Unfortunately for these villagers, they had to do self-isolation to protect everyone else in the village. The problem? There was no room for them to do that in their homes, or anywhere else in the village. The solution? The only place to go was into the trees, for two weeks. Two weeks!
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TO PROTECT THE VILLAGE FROM POSSIBLE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, TREES WERE THE ONLY PLACE TO GO
But these 7 villagers are pretty enterprising and handy, which is a godsend for them. They built themselves platforms up in the trees, moving beds onto them to sleep in. I can imagine some kids everywhere might like this idea. Well, until the novelty wore off, anyway. Because camping out is one thing. But staying up in trees for two weeks? That is another requirement altogether. But the local doctor was clear, two weeks in self-isolation was the only option; the 7 villagers in trees….
INDIA HAS 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE, SO SELF-ISOLATION IS KEY FOR POPULOUS NATION
One of the villagers explained, “We don’t have personal rooms in our houses. It was decided in the village that we should be isolated, we are living on and under the tree out of our own free will and we are doing well here. There are no problems.” Wow. India has 1.3 billion people living there. And they all have to stay indoors for three weeks to try to stop the spread of Coronavirus. But just like everywhere else, their hospitals are running low on supplies like masks, ventilators and hospital beds. So count your blessings, folks. And look at that tree in your backyard with a new awareness. We could be those villagers.
Or, consider your kid’s tree house back there if you need to.