Kaakkum Karangal, a home for seniors at San Thome High Road, has about 30 men and women.
When asked about the precautions they are taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a staff there says, “We have been disinfecting the premises frequently. Our residents have been asked to wash their hands every couple of hours and adequate soaps and cleaning materials have been provided to them. We have a sufficient stock of medicines and masks available. We also have doctors on standby in case the seniors fall sick.
In addition to this he says, staff from the Corporation have been coming in regularly to disinfect the premises.