4 Nanded-re­turnees among 8 more test positive in Pun­jab

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T - HT Cor­re­spon­dents let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

FARID­KOT/RUP­NA­GAR/LUD­HI­ANA/ PA­TIALA : Eight more per­sons, in­clud­ing four who re­turned from Takht Hazur Sahib in Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Nanded, tested positive for Covid-19 in Pun­jab on Fri­day, tak­ing the state’s tally to 2,005.

The four Nanded re­turnees, in­clud­ing three women, were found to have con­tracted the virus in Farid­kot district which now has 52 cases so far.

Civil sur­geon Dr Ra­jin­der Kumar said the pa­tients were ad­mit­ted to the iso­la­tion ward of the Guru Gobind Singh Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal, Farid­kot. Ear­lier, they were at a quar­an­tine fa­cil­ity.

Two of the pa­tients are res­i­dents of Sand­hwan vil­lage, while the oth­ers be­long to Chand Bhan vil­lage. They were among 26 Huzur Sahib re­turnees whose fresh swab sam­ples were sent to the lab­o­ra­tory af­ter re­sults of their pre­vi­ous sam­ples came in­con­clu­sive.

Now, there are 45 ac­tive Covid-19 cases in the district.

TAXI DRIVER FOUND IN­FECTED IN RUP­NA­GAR

In Rup­na­gar, a 50-year-old taxi driver of Mange­wal vil­lage near Anand­pur Sahib tested positive for Covid-19 on Fri­day.

He had gone to Hamir­pur in HP to drop four per­sons there re­cently. Af­ter the four were tested positive for Covid-19, the driver was ad­mit­ted to the iso­la­tion ward of the Anand­pur Sahib civil hospi­tal and his sam­ple was taken for test. The num­ber of ac­tive Covid-19 cases in Rup­na­gar has risen to 57.

5-YEAR-OLD CON­TRACTS IN­FEC­TION IN PA­TIALA

In Pa­tiala, a five-year-old boy from Fate­hgarh Sahib’s Malakpur

vil­lage tested positive for the coro­n­avirus.

Civil sur­geon Dr NK Ag­gar­wal said the boy con­tracted in­fec­tion from his fa­ther, who was tested positive three days ago.

“His fa­ther is a com­bine op­er­a­tor and had vis­ited other states. The fa­ther and son are presently ad­mit­ted to the iso­la­tion ward of the Gian Sa­gar hospi­tal in Ba­nur,” civil sur­geon Dr Ag­gar­wal added.

Their con­tact trac­ing is on, he added.

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