5 new Covid cases in Chandigarh

5 new Covid cases in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, May 31

Five more Covid cases were reported from the city today, taking the tally to 294. Three cases have been reported from Bapu Dham Colony and a case each from Khuda Ali Sher and Sector 9.

A 27-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 9, to test positive for Covid had returned from Toronto in Canada on the intervening night of May 26 and May 27. She is presently under institutional quarantine at Hotel Mountview. She is the first one to test positive among 116 persons, who reached Chandigarh from abroad recently. The woman is studying in Canada while her three family members reside in the city. Of those who have returned from abroad, 29 have been sent home after necessary testing.

A 40-year-old man from Khuda Ali Sher too tested positive for Covid, according to a report received from the PGI. The man had travelled to Delhi along with his wife and stayed there for about two days before returning to the city. His wife is an employee of the UT Health Department and has tested negative for Covid.

His mother had expired at New Delhi on May 26, but she was not tested for Covid. Her neighbour was Covid positive and had died on May 28.

Besides, three women, aged 42, 28 and 20, all from Bapu Dham Colony, have been found infected too. They are contacts of previously diagnosed positive cases reported from the colony.. — TNS

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