Security tightened at Lilong, locals face hardship 


THOUBAL, 3rd Apr: Subsequent to the Thoubal district administration tightening security measures at Lilong, locals settling under Lilong Municipal Council Ward No.5, which is placed under total lockdown, are facing immense hardships due to shortage of edible items and water. 

Following the order of Thoubal DC, police personnel are keeping strict vigil in the areas particularly Ariban Salam, Kaleikhong, Lou Manga and Buya Salam Makha which are within a radius of 3 km from the house of Lilong Covid patient who tested positive on April 1.

Till date, the confirmatory report of test of 11 family members of the Covid patient are yet to be received with an official of RIMS hospital confiding that the result might be available late Friday night. 

Meanwhile, four persons from Thoubal district who had travelled along with the Covid-19 patient from Delhi to Imphal via an Air India Flight as co-passengers have been identified and kept under home quarantine.  Three of them were found placed under home quarantine already but the newly identified person was put under home quarantine on Friday. It is reported that the four of them seemed to have no symptoms of Coronavirus. 

On the other hand, due to the restrictions imposed by Thoubal district administration from Thursday at Lilong area, all the villagers remained indoors. 

Local people of Ariban Salam, Kaleikhong, Lou Manga and Buya Salam Makha are facing problems of shortage of edible items, essential commodities and non-availability of water due to the total lockdown and sealing of the area, informed one Md Wahajuddin of Lou Manga village to TPC correspondent through phone call. 

The TPC has also received information from one JNIMS official that the 18 staff of Peace Hospital and Research Centre, Porompat who were tested for infection from Coronavirus were declared to be negative.

According to our Churachandpur correspondent, office of the Jama Masjid and its Committee Members clarified that no Pangal attended the Islamic Congregation held from March 8 to 10 in Delhi.

Jama Masjid Committee member MD Riaz Khan said there no one attended the said congregations and urged one and all not to get panicky.

He said they carried out checking of every household to ascertain who has gone there and based on it they found out that no one has attended the religious gathering.

Riaz Khan further said though 14 people from the state attended the event there was no Muslim from Churachandpur.

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