Tribune News Service
Faridkot, April 8
A 53-year-old man tested positive for the coronavirus here on Wednesday, taking the district count to two. He is one of the contacts of the first patient.
The condition of both patients is stable and they are under treatment at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here.
Sources in the Health Department said it was believed the first patient, who had tested positive on April 3, had received the virus from the second patient, a resident of Mistrian Wali locality here.
They added that on March 17, the first patient had received the second patient at the Amritsar airport and both of them had travelled to Faridkot in a private vehicle. Officials believe that the second patient might have been infected from Mumbai or in the flight. Mistrian Wali locality has been sealed.
Last week after the foreign money exchanger had tested positive, the Health Department had collected samples of 47 persons who had come in contact with him. Except for the 53-year-old man, all of them, including four family members of the first patient, tested negative.
Not taking any chance with the sampling of family members who have been tested negative, the Health Department on Wednesday again collected the samples of six persons. The Health Department also collected the samples of 24 persons, who came in contact with the second patient.
Besides, samples of 16 members of the Tablighi Jamaat were also collected on Wednesday. Sources said two days ago, the department had received information about 67 Tablighi Jamaat members, who were staying at Mallan village of Faridkot and complained of mild fever. All of them were screened and they were put under isolation at Bajakhana.
Last week, the Health Department had collected the samples of 14 members of the Tablighi Jammat and all of them had tested negative.
Meanwhile, AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Wednesday went into self-quarantine at his residence in Sandhwan village as the second Covid patient is known to him. They had some meetings in the recent days and not taking any risk, the MLA decided to go into self-isolation.
AAP MLA goes into self-quarantine
AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Wednesday went into self-quarantine at his residence in Sandhwan village as the second Covid patient is known to him. They had some meetings in the recent days and not taking any risk, the MLA decided to go into self-isolation as a precautionary measure.
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