Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria among 48 test +ve; 1 death in Amritsar district

Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria among 48 test +ve; 1 death in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 26

Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria among 48 persons tested positive for Covid-19, pushing the tally to 15,648 in the district on Friday. Sarkaria, MLA from the Rajasansi Assembly constituency in which falls Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport, is said to have isolated himself at his residence in Chandigarh.

Nearly a week ago, Congress MLA from Amritsar Sunil Dutti along with 20 members of his family had tested positive for the contagion. Dutti had organised his daughter’s marriage function in Delhi on February 15 and 16. The family members who tested positive included his sister-in-law Mamta Dutta, who is an MC councillor.

A resident of the Batala Road, Jeevan Mahajan, 63, succumbed to the virus. As many as 17 patients recovered. Now, the number of active cases stands at 417 in the district.

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