Rewa and Corona in McLeod Ganj

🙂 ~ Breathe ~ Eat good food ~ Get some exercise ~ 🙂

Wednesday 1 April 2020 – lockdown day 8 – 4 pm IST

  • town report – none today
  • curfew and shops: Duration of shopping essentials: 8am to 11 am.
    Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times to protect yourself and others. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
    Official Kangra updates at https://www.facebook.com/PoliceKangra and https://www.facebook.com/DCKangra
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it.
  • road: quiet.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine. Gets a bit slow in late afternoon.
  • weather: Sunny today, nice. a bit hazy in afternoon.
  • updates on this site:
    ww

All India is in lockdown for 21 days
as of 25 March 2020

What does this mean? We don’t go out unless for essentials like getting food.
Details at NDTV.com
A really nice sensible article: How to Stay Calm During a Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday 31 March 2020 – lockdown day 7 – 8:45 am IST

  • today’s town report: Our intrepid Roving Reporter is making the rounds — update soon.
    — source: rrrt
  • curfew and shops: Duration of shopping essentials: 8am to 11 am.
    Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times to protect yourself and others. Wear mask if possible. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
    Official Kangra updates at https://www.facebook.com/PoliceKangra and https://www.facebook.com/DCKangra
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it.
  • road: quiet.
  • internet: mostly good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: bit of sun over the mountains in early morning, then hazy and overcast.
  • updates on this site:
    NEW: Kangra produce price lists as of 31 March 2020 ww

Monday 30 March 2020 – lockdown day 6 – 12 n IST

  • today’s town report: Long lines at TIPA Rd groc and veg shop.
    UK shop Temple Road, Supermarket Bhagsu Road, other high-end grocery shops are still closed.
    Produce not looking great, but is edible.
    No price-gouging seen. — source: rrrb
    Most everyone has been really good about social distancing in the queues outside the shops. Most of the shops had an employee monitoring the entrance to make sure that there were only a few people at a time inside.
    With the usual few exceptions, everyone was being really good about wearing mask. Some of the shopkeepers also were wearing masks, but not all. A very few were wearing gloves, but there were no other procedures used to minimize contact. — source: rrrt
  • curfew and shops: Duration of shopping essentials: 8am to 11 am.
    Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times to protect yourself and others. Wear mask if possible. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
    Official updates at https://www.facebook.com/PoliceKangra and https://www.facebook.com/DCKangra
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it.
  • road: quiet.
  • internet: mostly good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: bit of sun in early morning, then hazy; overcast by noon.
  • updates on this site: Added more info to the About page. ww

Sunday 29 March 2020 – lockdown day 5 – 3 pm IST

  • today’s town report: “Went out this AM no changes from yesterday.
    Third pharmacy at Main Square didn’t open.
    Shelves in small shops looking more bare than yesterday. But, on the bright side, boxes of different items were being delivered to the small shops and employees were restocking the shelves………
    Oh yes, the grocery store and produce shop next to it on the road going up to Tushita were open with long lines outside. I didn’t go up to investigate to see if it was worth the wait.
    Will survey village again tomorrow” — source: rrrt
  • curfew and shops: Duration of shopping essentials: 8am to 11 am.
    Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times to protect yourself and others. Wear mask if possible. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
    “as per the HP State Government decision the curfew will be relaxed for three (3) hours from 8 AM to 11 AM everyday to buy essential commodities from 28.3.2020 onwards. Only single member of the family should go out. No vehicles permitted for the same”
    source: DC Kangra at https://www.facebook.com/dckangra
    Latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/PoliceKangra
    https://www.facebook.com/DCKangra
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it.
  • road: quiet.
  • internet: mostly good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine.
    both went down completely around 10am for about 5 minutes.
  • weather: sun! hazy in afternoon, then clearer with puffy clouds over the mountains. More migrating white butterflies today!
  • updates on this site: Added more info to the About, Contact, and Resources pages. ww

McLeod Ganj 28 March 2020 – lockdown day 4 – 8:50 pm IST

  • shops: Duration of shopping essentials has been shortened to three hours: 8am to 11 am.
    Please enforce the social distance at all times (keep 2 meter apart from others)
    There are reports of raises in prices of groceries.
    source: DC Kangra at https://www.facebook.com/dckangra
  • today’s town report: Found 2 pharmacies open. The one near Dolma Chowk and the one next to SBI on Temple Road. Also a third one on Main Square hopes to be open tomorrow.
    Big grocery stores still closed, small shops open. Found one produce stall open close to Temple on Temple Road. At about 10am it became easier to find eggs and more produce. Guess a couple trucks came thru…
    Shoppers were patient and courteous and shop keepers were friendly and helpful.
    — source: rrr
  • curfew: “as per the HP State Government decision the curfew will be relaxed for three (3) hours from 8 AM to 11 AM everyday to buy essential commodities from 28.3.2020 onwards. Only single member of the family should go out. No vehicles permitted for the same”
    source: DC Kangra at https://www.facebook.com/dckangra
    is also updated at https://www.facebook.com/PoliceKangra
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it.
  • road: quiet. I saw a couple of delivery trucks going up around 9 am.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: 9 am – Rain finally stopped; looks like clouds are clearing a bit.
  • working on: Made an email address for people to send information; added more info and refinements to site. ww

McLeod Ganj 27 March 2020 – lockdown day 3 – 11 am IST

  • “essential items shops will now remain open from 7 am to 1 pm.”
    Haven’t heard more since then. Don’t know if this is true, or how it’s going out there on the streets!
  • trash truck: dunno. was asleep 🙂
  • road: quiet.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: 11 am – very windy and rain since about 2am. 2:30 pm – still rainy and cold.
  • working on: Updating information; adding more refinements to site

McLeod Ganj 26 March 2020 – lockdown day 2 – 9:35 pm IST

  • 9:15pm – i was sent a screenshot of a Facebook post from ‘DC Kangra’ that “essential items shops will now remain open from 7 am to 1 pm.” I will try to get verification on this tomorrow. For now – sleep!
  • Trash truck! 7.30am.
    First day since Sunday 22nd curfew as far as i know.
  • roads are quiet.
  • internet:
    airjaldi: fast and smooth this morning.
    dang! Around 9.50 got hiccups. ok so far since.
    jio: been stable, and usual good speed.
  • weather: Sunny this morning hazy; hazier and overcast as day goes on
  • working on: Expanding this site; doing the contact form. Plugin update broke the form. So i will have to do later. ww

McLeod Ganj 25 March 2020 – lockdown day 1

  • All india is in lockdown as of Wednesday 25 March 2020, for 21 days
  • Shopping hours: We heard (source unknown) that shopping hours are 7am to 10am, and 6pm to 8pm. A foray to the outside world at 9am determined that only a few food shops were open, and pharmacies not yet open.
  • What Is Open, What Is Not: details at NDTV.com
  • Internet connection
    AirJaldi has been a bit slow off and on since first lockdown (Sunday 22 March). (Not bashing AirJaldi, who has always been excellent to us! It could be their upstream provider. It kinda acts like a dns issue somewhere. Problem is consistent on both laptop and phone.)
    Jio internet doesn’t seem to be affected.
    ww

Status as of 24 March 2020

Status as of 23 March 2020

Written 24 March 2020; revised 2 April 2020.