Coronavirus pandemic in Ladakh 2020
Posted by pimpim on 03 Dec 2020 at 2:25 AM
The pandemic of covid-19 has now spread throughout the world, Leh was no exception, and has affected the lifestyle of the people in this small Himalayan town. THF’s Yutaka Hirako was also stranded in Ladakh but he managed to operate the conservation projects for the 2020 season. Due to restrictions of movement, we have also had to work with limited numbers of the local Ladakhi artisans. We followed the government guidelines in preventing the virus infection; frequent hand washing, maintaining social distance and avoiding extended contact. However, the Leh Old Town became the containment zone and went into lockdown in August. We were all required to remain in home quarantine for two weeks, but fortunately, everyone was negative from our team.