Hoshiarpur, February 22
The health authorities declared Dhamai village of Garhshankar sub-division a micro-containment zone after 11 persons tested positive in the last few days. Additional District Magistrate-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Amit Kumar Panchal issued an order under Section 144 of the CrPC in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
27 positive cases reported
With health authorities reporting 27 Covid-19 positive cases in Hoshiarpur district on Monday, the total number of patients has increased to 8,323. The authorities reported two more deaths and the toll reached 358. The deceased have been identified as a 72-year-old patient from Dasmesh Nagar and a 59-year-old resident of Pandori Suleman village. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said at present, the district has 188 active cases and the recovery count reached 7,900. Out of today’s 27 patients, five were from Hoshiarpur city and remaining 22 were from different health blocks of the district.
He said only medical emergency and essential services will be allowed in the micro-containment zone. He said teams of the Health Department will conduct door-to- door survey and contact tracing at Dhamai village.
In addition, all positive cases will be shifted to health centres as per protocol.
The Additional District Magistrate said the village has been declared micro-containment zone for 10 days.
He said legal action under the Disaster Management Act- 2005 will be taken against violators.
Staff of the Civil Surgeon office was vaccinated at the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital today. Accounts officer Amandeep Singh and superintendent Mukhtiar Singh encouraged the entire staff to get vaccinated.
The Civil Surgeon said the vaccine was safe and effective, thus one should get vaccinated without any hesitation. He said numerous officials of the Health Department have been administered the second dose as well.
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