Maharashtra, the state comprising almost half of the total Coronavirus positive cases in the country still has a district that hasn’t reported any case yet. Chandrapur, a district in Maharshtra shares its border with Yavatmal and Nagpur that have 4 and 29 positive cases, respectively.
The district administration in that district has introduced a new way to keep the social distancing working. There, they have initiated a unique pass that is used for enforcing social distancing. One person from each family can step out of the house according to their assigned date.
The second largest city, Ballarpur in that district, it constitutes 22,000 families and they are distinguished in 5 groups. Pink, white, blue, green and yellow, these five colour-coded pass have been assigned to each group. This group has the specific date that is assigned each pass-holder. It specifies the date on which a member from the family can go and buy the essentials.
A single person from each family is made the pass holder and they can buy the groceries and other essentials just in the time between 11 am to 4:30 pm. The chief executive officer from the municipal corporation has stamped on each pass and they have the local ward name imprinted on the passes.
This initiative in Chandrapur has created a positive consequence and the people sticking to the rules have proved that social distancing can be maintained efficiently.