4 Nanded-returnees among 8 more test positive in Punjab
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.