COVID-19 pandemic

Two more found infected in Panchkula, district tally four

18-yr-old boy, 80-yr-old man attended religious meet in Rajasthan

Two more found infected in  Panchkula, district tally four

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 9

Two persons — an 18-year-old boy from Banoi Khuda Baksh village in Pinjore and a 80-year-old man from Bakshiwala — have been found positive for Covid-19, taking the district tally to four. They had attended a religious congregation in Sikar in Rajasthan.

Confirming the development, Dr Rajiv Narwal, nodal officer for Covid in the district, said, “They were picked by health officials from Banoi Khuda Baksh and quarantined at Nada Sahib Gurdwara on April 1.”

They were subsequently admitted to an isolation ward at the Sector 6 Civil Hospital and their samples were sent to the PGI in Chandigarh for Covid testing. With their reports confirming that they have caught the virus, the Health Department has now begun the contact tracing exercise. They had travelled in a group to Sikar and returned with the same group.

Civil Surgeon Dr Jasjeet Kaur said, “We would isolate and test those who had travelled and stayed with them. We had already disinfected and sanitised Banoi Khuda Baksh in Pinjore block as per the cluster containment plan.”

Earlier, a 40-year-old woman from Kharag Mangoli and a staff nurse were found positive for Covid in the district.

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