NOIDA, March 23 -- The picturesque Chuchot Gongma village -- located on the banks of Kishen Ganga river - that used to supply dairy and poultry products to Leh is battling the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, as all the positive cases in the district have come from this hamlet.

A major part of the village, which has a mixed population of over 3,000 people, including both Muslims and Buddhists, is under "containment", a form of community quarantine, since March 7 after 10 Covid-19 cases were reported.

Mohammad Hussain, who had gone on pilgrimage to Iran, was the first person to test positive in the first week of March. The villagers are getting worried with every new positive case.

Haji Ghulam Mohammad, sarpanch, Chuchot Gongma vill...