Coronavirus: Four more cases take Mohali's count to 19

One case connected to Tablighi Jamaat congregation; 3 related to an already diagnosed patient

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 6

Four more people tested positive for coronavirus in Mohali district on Monday, officials said. 

A 30-year-old man--whose father had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi--   tested positive for coronavirus in Mohali on Monday.

Also read: Mohali reports two coronavirus cases in connection with Nizamuddin event


The man is a resident of Sector 68.

"He is the son of a 60-year-old man who had tested positive earlier. Two Tablighi Jamaatis are positive, out of 15 traced and now one primary contact has also tested positive," said DC Girish Dayalan.

The 60-year-old man had tested positive on April 3 and is admitted to the Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said: "We have taken samples of all his family members and only the son tested positive, while the reports of the rest of the family members are negative. We will be shifting him to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur."

As per sources, his father had reached Mohali on March 17 and the father-son duo socialised after that.

Three other people tested positive, all from the immediate family of a person who was already diagnosed as being infected. Authorities have sealed off the area where they live in Jawaharpur, Derabassi, and have taken swabs of 26 of their contacts. Five people have been cured, authorities said.

The total number of infections now stand in Mohali now stand at 19.

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