Anti-alcohol drive underway in Thoubal amid rising COVID-19 cases

Since community transmission is suspected in Thoubal, alcohol vendors are suspected to be a source of local transmission in the district.

Thoubal district administration and district police on Saturday started an anti-alcohol drive at all the local alcohol vendors in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The drive started from Yairipok, Thoubal and Heirok. The SDO and SDC of the district administration took part in the drive. 

It may be mentioned that people in Thoubal district have widely turned to drinking, amid the lockdown. Ningol Club, Heirok and many other organisations had requested the authority concerned to look into the matter. 

Since community transmission is suspected in Thoubal, alcohol vendors are suspected to be a source of local transmission in the district.

First Published:July 26, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

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