Andhra Mahila Sabha’s working women’s hostel off Luz Church Road is taking all the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the virus spread.
However, the hostel with some 20 rooms is almost empty now. Says an official who manages the hostel, “Most of the women have left for their native places before lockdown. Currently, only 10 girls are staying here. They are all working from the hostel now.”
She says that no one is stepping out unless its an emergency. “If girls need medicines they order it from nearby pharmacy and staff from there deliver it at the gate. A supermarket that is located closeby delivers us veggies and groceries required for cooking at the hostel. All rooms are cleaned regularly and proper hygiene is maintained.”