Dispatch 18 | Helpline Unresponsive in Sealed Hotspots in Uttar Pradesh?

In this 18th video dispatch in the StoriesAsia On the Road series, our reporters travelled to the Bisnoli village. The village is one of the 104 hotspots sealed for seven days until April 15 in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. No one is allowed to go into or come out from the sealed areas. The reporters wanted to find out if the residents in this sealed area had access to basic and urgent needs.

Here’s what they found out.

** “On the Road” is a new series by StoriesAsia on the Coronavirus outbreak where we bring you stories that help you respond to this ongoing historic pandemic. Using their vehicles, StoriesAsia journalists will travel around to bring you stories of not just pain and suffering but also healing and heroism.

StoriesAsia, a collective of independent journalists from 16 South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, seeks to replace the present-day parade of faceless numbers with humanising narrative nonfiction – a largely ignored journalistic genre in the region.

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