Fortnight on, Mohali sees a fresh case

Nayagaon woman tests positive; Jawaharpur no more containment zone

Fortnight on, Mohali sees  a fresh case

Tribune News Service
Mohali, May 25

After a two-week lull, a new Covid case surfaced in the district today, raising the tally to 106. According to reports, a 29-year-old woman of Adarsh Nagar in Nayagaon village was found infected with the virus. She had given birth to a child at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 on May 23. She is the lone active Covid case in the district.

Civil Surgeon Manjit Singh said they took the woman’s sample post-delivery and the test report was received today in which she was found positive for Covid. He said health teams had traced all her contacts, whose samples would be taken tomorrow.

The Civil Surgeon said they had sealed the Adarsh Nagar area after shifting the woman to the PGI.

Earlier, eight persons from Nayagaon had tested positive for the deadly virus. Of the 106 patients found infected in the district so far, 102 have defeated the virus while three patients succumbed to it.

Meanwhile, Jawaharpur village, which had remained sealed for 51 days, is no more a containment zone.

The village became a corona hotspot after 46 positive cases were reported from the village. On April 4, the district administration had declared the village as hotspot and containment zone besides sealing the village.

Malkit Singh, the first person to test positive from the village, and his cousin, who is the village sarpanch and was also found infected, had defied curfew norms to organise community meals and interact with locals. Due to this, 44 other village residents contracted the infection too.

Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said the village was no more a containment zone as 14 days were over since the last person from the village tested positive.

For the past 51 days, the police had set up barricades at all entry and exit points of the village with a population of 3,000. Covid Commandos, assisted by health officials and police force, had been continuously taking samples for testing in the village, which is located on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway.

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