Amid Covid-19 has forced the people to take preventive actions against spread of virus, A young man Amosh Basumatary ,who recently returned to Assam from Tamil Nadu
People were forced him to undergo the mandatory home quarantine in a tree house in his village in Sonitpur district
He was working in car-seat manufacturing company which was shut down because of losses due to the lockdown, which was forced him to return to his home states.
“I spent three nights at an institutional quarantine facility in Dekhiajuli and was released after my Covid-19 test came negative. But when I reached home, people from our village insisted that I spend 14 days in quarantine in a tree house,” said the 21-year old.
According to Hindustantime, Residents of Ansaipur, who built the bamboo tree house on the outskirts of the village located close to the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, insisted that Basumatary spend another 14 days in isolation, in addition to the three nights in institutional quarantine.
“I’ve completed four nights in the tree house and have to spend 10 more. Though this is not as comfortable as home, I am willing to spend the next 10 days for the safety of other villagers,” he said
In Assam Past few days there has been rain and the tree house covered with a plastic sheet leaks a bit whenever there is a heavy downpour. The people of the village have provided Basumatary 20 kg of rice but he has no other ingredient to prepare decent meals
“I wish they had given me some pulses and spices. I am eating yams and edible ferns found near the tree, but sometimes it gets tough. My elder brother, who stays in the village with his family, brings water for me. Fortunately, wild elephants that roam in this area haven’t come this way yet,” he said.
Basumatary went to Chennai in 2018 and spent two years there, hoping to earn well and send money back to his family. But now he doesn’t wish to go back to Tamil Nadu, and plans to start farming in his village once his quarantine period is over.