Amritsar reports one more death; 7 new cases take tally to 322

Amritsar reports one more death; 7 new cases take tally to 322

Patients wait outside the emergency at Government Medical College in Amritsar. Photo: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 23

With the death of a 60-year-old man of Gali Chaati in the Katra Dullo area of the city, the death toll in the district due to Covid-19 rose to six here on Saturday. Health authorities said the deceased, identified as Vimal Mehra, was on ventilator. The victim had tested positive for Covid-19 on May 21.

Advisory for barbers and owners of salons

  • The administration has asked barbers and the owners of salons to take precautions to contain the spread of the virus.
  • They have to sanitise the shop premises, furniture and equipment with hypochlorite solution after every few hours.
  • They must turn away customers if they show symptoms of the disease.
  • Besides, no worker with symptoms is to be allowed to work. Allowing a limited number of customers inside the shop is the responsibility of the owners.

Meanwhile, the district health authorities also reported seven fresh positive cases. Three of the patients are family members of Vimal Mehra; his two sons and wife. The fourth patient is a man from the Tarsikka area who had returned from Gujarat recently and had reported at the flu corner due to having cough and flu symptoms. The remaining three patients are local residents, who are admitted to hospital in Gurdaspur.

With the seven new patients, the total count of positive cases in the district has increased to 322. With six deaths and 295 recoveries, the district now has 21 active cases.

Meanwhile, the Health Department has authorised its employees to issue challans to those who are found spitting in public places, roaming without a face mask and violating quarantine orders. As per the guidelines, if a person is found roaming without a face mask, he would be fined Rs 200; fined Rs 100 for spitting in public places; and made to pay Rs 500 for violating the quarantine orders.

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