New Delhi, April 9 -- The news of a traffic police personnel testing positive for Covid-19 in their locality had spread like wildfire in south-east Delhi's Kalkaji Police Colony on Wednesday morning.

Though there was some panic initially, it soon simmered down, with residents of the area thereafter taking extra precautions to adhere to social distancing norms and stricter implementation of the lockdown rules announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to contain the spread of Covid-19..

Soon after the news broke on Wednesday morning, some anxious residents dialled the police station and the civic authorities. Others rang up the local resident welfare association to find out about the case.

The queries ranged from how far the c...