HUBBALLI: A staff member in the office of the Hubballi Taluk Panchayat has tested positive for Corona infection.
The Taluk Panchayat office is situated in the Mini Vidhana Soudha, which is in the heart of the city. Hundreds of people visit the building on a daily basis. The offices of the rural and urban tahsildars, the rural police station as well as the offices of the Department of Information and Broadcasting and the Department of Backward Classes are situated in the building.
The Mini Vidhana Soudha, the Taluk Panchayat office and all other offices in the building have been sanitised. In addition, the houses situated near the Basel Mission compound on Karwar Road, where the infected person stays, have been sanitised.
The secretary of the Chabbi Gram Panchayat too has tested positive for Corona infection. He had visited Panchayat and other government offices – including the Hubballi Taluk Panchayat office – on work purpose. He had also attended the last rites of a resident of Chabbi who had died of Corona infection recently.
The office of the Chabbi Gram Panchayat too has, therefore, been sanitised.