35 residents put under home quarantine in Chandigarh

Are contacts of a Dera Bassi patient, who is a PGI tubewell operator

35 residents put under home quarantine in Chandigarh

Sandeep Rana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9

As many as 35 persons, who had come in a contact with a Dera Bassi resident found positive for Covid yesterday, were home-quarantined in the city today.

The Dera Bassi resident was working as a tubewell operator at the PGI in Sector 12. About five other tubewell operators, who used to work with him, and their families, along with a few other persons whom he had met, have been put under home quarantine. Quarantine posters have been pasted outside their houses.

One of the operators, the Dera Bassi resident’s first contact, was even tested for Covid-19 today. The sample report will be out tomorrow. “We are tracing more persons who were associated with this patient,” said an official. The MC operator, who tested positive yesterday, is a resident of Jawaharpur. He used to daily travel to Sector 12 to perform his duty.

902 complete quarantine period

Officials said 1,508 persons had been home-quarantined in the UT. Of them, 902 have completed their quarantine period. “We have uploaded the details of the persons who have completed their quarantine period on the Administration’s website. They can check the website and remove the quarantine posters pasted outside their houses,” said a senior officer.

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