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Coronavirus: This UAE expat's life went online so his little guests stay safe

Filed on September 9, 2020 | Last updated on September 9, 2020 at 08.25 pm
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He realises that children can be carriers of the virus that causes Covid-19 and transmit it to others.

Being an employee of an indoor entertainment destination for toddlers, children, and young adults comes with a big set of responsibilities.

Chandan Baherwani, a marketing manager at Fabyland Entertainment Centre, totally cut interactions with the outside world for the sake of the safety of kids who visit the facility. He realises that children can be carriers of the virus that causes Covid-19 and transmit it to others.

Baherwani, who was travelling when the UAE imposed movement restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, returned to the country in mid-July.

After returning, he underwent a Covid test and adopted a set of rules over and above guidelines specified by the government and his company.

"I only step out for purchasing essential supplies. Some of my shopping is also done online. I usually really enjoy being around the centres and interacting with children and clients. With Covid-19, I've minimised direct communications to the bare minimum, which is something I am very particular about," he added.

Baherwani has taken all his social gatherings and weekend hangouts online as well. He added: "I definitely miss meeting and interacting with people because I am a very social person. However, this is very important to me and it is my way of 'being responsible' for this cause."

The Indian's family is back home and he lives in the UAE alone. "Even staff meetings have gone online. Only a few of the employees are allowed to interact directly with kids.

"Everything is now online or through social media channels." 



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