Jamshedpur, March 29: Taking a huge precautionary step in order to prevent the spread of deadly Coronavirus in the city, East Singhbhum district administration has closed down its headquarters for visitors. A notice has been put up at the office declaring ban on entry of common people.
The administration is temporarily closing his district offices to in-person visitors beginning from Monday in an effort to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus that has become a pandemic across the state and country.
“ We are getting tough in order to stop spread of virus. After discussions with staff, we have decided to err on the side of safety and temporarily restrict foot traffic while leaving the office open to conduct state governments by telephone and email,” said an official.
All the departments have been asked to completely ban entry of common visitors. “We have been taking precautionary measures, in accordance with the advice of medical experts, to protect the health and safety of our workforce. While our office spaces continue to remain open and safe with temperature screening and significantly enhanced hygiene sanitization and disinfection schedules to minimize the spread of illnesses. We have moved from voluntary to recommended work from home across all of our offices,” said an official.
Meanwhile, all roads leading to Sakchi have been barricaded under the 24-hour guard since Sunday morning. “At this time, no visitor can come in and we don’t want our people to market,” said a local official of JNAC.
Police personnel have been deployed in strength to enforce lockdown in the district after the state government put in place emergency measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Police have also put up barricades at many places and were seen stopping vehicles and sending back many people to their homes after ascertaining that they were out for non-essential work.
However, people having medical or any other emergency and those connected with maintaining essential and emergency services were being allowed.
People were also allowed to come out from their homes for short period to buy essentials like bread, milk and medicines.
A police personnel on duty at NH 33 said any vehicle passing through the highway was being stopped. “We are allowing only those to travel who have been given exemption by the government or anyone having any medical emergency. “Those who are being allowed include patients having emergency, doctors, or government officials going on duty. Anyone who is found to be out without any justifiable reason is being sent back to their home,” he told the media.