A patient at the Narayana Junior College, a covid care centre, in Vijayawada | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A patient at the Narayana Junior College, a covid care centre, in Vijayawada | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
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Vijayawada: Schools, colleges and marriage halls have been converted into Covid-19 care centers in Andhra Pradesh. There are 13 such facilities, one in each district of the state.

The centres were started by the Andhra Pradesh government in the last few months, and these accommodate patients with mild or no symptoms of the viral illness.

The patients get packed food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they have ‘entertainment rooms’ with access to television. Interaction between people, however, is limited, with the patients allowed to talk to each other only from their respective doors or balconies.

ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht visited one such Covid-19 care centre at the Narayana Junior College in Vijayawada, and this is what he saw.

Covid patients passing their time by standing in front of their balconies and window| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Patients spend time at balconies of a Covid care centre in Vijaywada | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Female covid positive patients were seen gossiping among themselves only through their entry gates| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Patients can talk to each other only from the entry gates of their rooms | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Covid patient getting packed lunch provided by the nodal covid care center of Andhra Pradesh| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A Covid-19 patient collecting a packed lunch provided at the nodal Covid-19 care centre | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Mother and 11 year old son were tested positive | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman and her 11-year-old son who tested positive for the virus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A view of an entertainment room where covid patients were seen maintaining social distancing among themselves| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint.
An entertainment room for the isolated Covid-19 patients. But they have to maintain social distancing | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint.
A Nodal officer of Covid care center | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A nodal officer at the Covid-19 care center | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
These are the food stuffs provided by the nodal covid care center of Andhra Pradesh | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Packed food kept outside a patient’s room at the quarantine centre | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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