Thoubal: Banks and Post Offices in Thoubal District has temporarily shut down till July 26, 2020 after a female posted as Gram Rojgar sewak (GRS) at Wangkhem GP under DRDA Thoubal and few members of Panchayati Raj Institute ( PRI) were tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday.
According to an order issued by Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal N. Bandana, the order came into effect immediately from Monday.
Meanwhile, apart from the husband of the Covid-19 positive female GRS, her three daughters and one son, altogether four persons have also tested positive while another person who was in contact with PG Doctor from Lilong has also tested positive.
On Monday, 10 persons were tested positive while testing 80 persons at Thoubal District hospital screening centre.
The Covid-19 tested persons are four from Thoubal, two from Moijing and four from Lilong, while a father from among the Covid-19 positive tested females from Moijing was already tested positive.
Mention may be that since July 16, 2020 testing of those persons who had contacted with three local volunteers working at different Community Quarantine centres and a VDF personnel who was on duty at the Community Quarantine centre at Thoubal College were tested positive, has been going on by using Antigen at Covid-19 testing center opened at Thoubàl District hospital.
So far a total of 347 persons have been tested at the very testing centre and among them 22 were tested Covid-19 positive.
Now the situation has become tense as before only those who have returned from outside states were tested positive, but now the virus has spread to those who were in contact with them and from them further spread to their family members as well as in their surrounding areas.
However, the gathering of crowds at Thoubal market and the vendors vending at the road sides, government offices and office of DC Thoubal has witnessed a somewhat decrease in numbers.
The DC Thoubal in an order informed that recently, some of the GRS and PRI members of Thobal were tested Covid-19 positive and as they were actively engaged in MGNREGS activities whereby verification of job card holders and freezing of bank accounts of fake job card holders were also being simultaneously carried out in banks and post offices. Thus considering the prevailing situation and for the safety of the public, all the banks and post offices under Thoubal district will remain closed for the public with immediate effect till July 26, 2020. However, bank staff can attend office to ensure continuity of essential banking services like ATM booths, etc. by observing National Directive for Covid-19 Management strictly, the order mentioned.
On the other hand, in another order issued by DC Thoubal, a Covid Care Centre has been opened at GNM School of Nursing Thoubal on July 12, 2020 and 24 front line warriors especially doctor, nurse, police, driver and caterer are maintaining strict duty at the centre.
Till date, there have been 38 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre and dedicated doctors are taking up many precautionary measures as well as strictly monitoring the patients.
In the meantime, an awareness programme on Covid-19 and the SOP at the Containment zone was held at Moijing Gram Panchayat Ward No. 13 areas under Thoubal District on Monday organized by Thoubal District Police under the aegis of District administration Thoubal.
During the awareness programme which was led by SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh, Police personnel used loud speaker and aware the public not to go outside their houses instead to remain inside their houses, take permit from DC Thoubal for ritual related services, attend only those numbers of people allowed in the permit, and not to welcome or give shelter outsiders to the village.