5 villages near Samrala sealed
LUDHIANA : The district administration has sealed five villages near Samrala and Machhiwara that have Covid positive Nanded returnees. The villages include Ghular, Ghugrali, Seh, Tandey and Tosan. As per Samrala station house officer Sukhwinder Singh Cheema, as many as four patients have tested positive from Ghulal village, whereas two cases have come to fore from Ghungrali village and one each from Seh, Tandey and Tosan. “The step has been taken as a preventive measure to curtail the further spread of the disease to other areas. But people here were wise enough and maintained their distance from the Nanded returnees,” the SHO said. A 55-year-old Nanded returnee, residing in one the villages, said that the government had made mistake by not testing them on the day of their arrival.