Tribune News Service
Mohali, May 28
An NRI from the US, who had returned to India on May 20, and three of the eight passengers of the domestic flights that arrived on May 25, have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total count in Mohali to 110.
Of the eight positive passengers, seven had arrived from a Mumbai flight and one had arrived from Delhi.
A total of 133 samples of the passengers had been taken of both Mumbai and Delhi flights. All samples tests of passengers of Bengaluru flights have come negative.
Divulging details, Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said the NRI had been living in quarantine at a hotel in Dera Bassi after his arrival while three persons, who arrived on a domestic flight, had been home quarantined.
Dr Manjit Singh said three persons tested positive include Zirakpur woman and two men from Phase I and Sector 67. He added that after their test reports had come positive, they were shifted to the COVID Care Centre at Gian Sagar Hospital, Banur, while the NRI would be shifted to a private hospital for the treatment.
Dr Manjit Singh said five other passengers, who had tested positive, include two from Ludhiana and one each from, Patiala, Barnala and Jalandhar. He added that the health officials of the concerned districts had been informed to take further steps in this regard.
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