Rewa and Corona in McLeod Ganj

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Top picks – Local info

Kangra
All official Kangra notices are at these links. Whatever you see on other websites (including this one!), WhatsApp groups, etc., should be checked against these:
Kangra official notifications
Kangra police: PoliceKangra at Facebook
Kangra DC: DCKangra at Facebook
more Kangra resources …
Himachal Pradesh
HimachalPradesh at Reddit
more HP resources …

Top picks – Coronavirus info

Coronavirus Informationhttps://ncov2019.live/wiki
Nice clear info on what it is, how we get infected, symptoms, mythbusters, and more.
Six months of coronavirus: the mysteries scientists are still racing to solvehttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01989-z
From immunity to the role of genetics, Nature looks at five pressing questions about COVID-19 that researchers are tackling.
3 July 2020

Top picks – Coronavirus statistics

Coronoavirus Dashboard – very nicely organised.
Current stats for world, countries, states/provinces, summarised on home page.
Asia section: on home pageon separate page
World map: https://ncov2019.live/map

Useful Covid-19 links

See the bookmarks on Pinboard 

Past updates

monday 13 April 2020 – lockdown day 20 of 21 – 8:15 am IST

  • town report – scope: temple and jogiwara roads Coming up — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Go out for shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: horn at 7:45 am
  • road: quiet.
  • power: fine all day.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi:
    jio: fine.
  • weather: Sunny and warm, hazy. .
  • updates on this site:
    none so far ww

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sunday 12 April 2020 – lockdown day 19 of 21 – 11:30 am IST

  • town report – scope: rewa on jogiwara road Sorry, no report so far — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Go out for shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: none today?
  • road: quiet.
  • power: fine all day.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: a hiccup about 10am.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: Sunny and warm, getting overcast. .
  • updates on this site:
    none so far ww

wednesday 8 April 2020 – lockdown day 15 of 21 – 7 am IST

  • town report – scope: rewa on jogiwara road Sorry, no report so far — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Go out for shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: heard the horn at 8 am
  • road: quiet.
  • power: fine all day.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine all day.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: overcast in morning; lightning and thunder around 6:30 am. Storming. Sunny from about 11 am and also windy. .
  • updates on this site:
    none so far ww

Tuesday 7 April 2020 – lockdown day 14 of 21 – 1 week to go! 7 pm IST

  • town report – scope: rewa on jogiwara road Sorry, no report so far — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Go out for shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it today.
  • road: quiet.
  • power: fine all day.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine all day.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: overcast; a bit of sun in late morning. .
  • updates on this site:
    none today ww

Monday 6 April 2020 – lockdown day 13 of 21 – 2.30 pm IST

  • town report – scope: rewa on jogiwara road Sorry, no report so far — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Go out for shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: heard the horn today at 7:30 am.
  • road: quiet.
  • power: power was out all night, came back on about 8 this morning. went off for a few minutes, and now on fine all day.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine all day.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: Sunny, nice; a bit hazy. .
  • updates on this site:
    Updated the Info for Foreigners, added Stay home Save lives page.
    ww

Sunday 5 April 2020 – lockdown day 12 of 21 – 6 pm IST

  • Tonight at 9 pm: Switch off all lights and light candles/shine torch to show solidarity in the fight against Covid-19! story at TribuneIndia.com
    Well not only were there candles and torches, there were also firecrackers and shouting! And then later on we got some thunder and lightning too. 🙂
  • town report – scope: rewa on jogiwara road Sorry, no report today — ww didn’t go out, and didn’t hear from others. — source: ww
  • curfew and shopping: Duration, shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • trash truck: didn’t hear it today.
  • road: so nice and quiet.
  • power: went out here about 1:30 pm today; back on about 2:30 pm. down again about 5:15 pm, back 5:30 pm; down 5:55 pm, up 5:57 pm; down 10:20 pm. I didn’t see anybody working on it at the Jogiwara transformer, so guess the work was somewhere else!
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine all day.
    jio: fine.
    Then both got very slow about 8:40 pm. came back about 9:15 pm.
  • weather: Sunny today, nice; a bit hazy. Small rain starts about 10:30 pm.
  • updates on this site:
    Added “Information” page, to start putting the great info and links i’ve been saving since this all started! ww

Saturday 4 April 2020 – lockdown day 11 – 3 pm IST

  • town report – scope: temple road, kora entrance to main square; jogiwara road, hunted hill to main square — source: ww and call-ins
  • curfew and shopping: Duration, shopping essentials only: 8am to 11 am.
    Protect yourself and others: Please keep social distance of 2 meters at all times. Wear mask, at least scarf. Wash your purchases and your hands when you get home.
  • shops: all regular grocery shops are open; The nice big shop across from old Reception Center is well-stocked and pleasant to shop in, and now has some basic produce as well.
    higher-end groceries: UK shop closed, Terra Nature and Suvidke open (all on Temple road)
    produce: two good veg shops on Temple road; the one closer to Dolma Chowk looks like best quality
    two good veb shops on upper Jogiwara.
    the usual veg shops along Jogwara between Dolma Chowk and Post Office have been closed, but saw a small produce stand now open there today.
    pharmacies: all open; went to the good big one near SBI — is well supplied or can get next day.
  • health and clinics: The small Health Center on upper Jogiwara has a “Corona Virus Information and Counseling Center”
    The Tibetan Settlement Office announcer said that “2 doctors from Zonal Goverment Hospital will be coming to every door to do healthy check up in every household” today. One person who met with them said that they asked about temperature and cough.
  • temples: Dalai Lama Temple (Tsug la Khang) is closed.
    Gaden Jhangtse (big stupa in center of town) is closed.
  • money: Money changers are closed; Paul Merchants on main square said they will be open on Monday.
    ATMs: saw Punjab and SBI ATMs both open (upper Temple road)
  • trash: truck: First stop in McLeod Ganj is near Rewa Cafe on Jogiwara about 7:30 am. didn’t hear it today, but people say it comes daily.
    bin: 1 bin, near Kora entrance, overflowing. Maybe another one up Tushita Road?
  • road: so nice and quiet.
  • power: went out last last night. as of 3:30 today is still out; they are working on it.
    12 guys hanging out on the road for a long time; around 7pm, pretty dark out, and a big truck with a biiig replacement part, along with another truck/crane, showed up. And those heroes got the old part out, the new part swung in, and everything working, on a narrow road, in the dark, with the light of the crane truck.
  • internet: good
    airjaldi: fine. Gets a bit slow in late afternoon.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: Sunny today, nice. only a bit hazy in afternoon.
  • updates on this site:
    Added collapse/expand for long information; some improvements in the back end. ww

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. Gets a bit slow in late afternoon.
    jio: fine.
  • weather: Sunny today, nice. a bit hazy in afternoon.
  • updates on this site:
    Added copy of India lockdown order 25 March 2020 ww

Tuesday 31 March 2020 – lockdown day 7 of 21 – 2 weeks to go! 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.
  • 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 8 September 2020.