15-year-old boy from Bihar tests positive

15-year-old boy from Bihar tests positive

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, July 9

A 15-year-old boy, who was returning from Bihar, turned out to be positive on Thursday, increasing the number of patients affected by the coronavirus in the district to 194. He was staying at a residential colony on Phagwara Road outside the city.

Civil Commissioner Dr Jasvir Singh said 551 new samples of people with suspected symptoms flu-like symptoms have been taken. He said total 16,154 samples have been taken so far in the district, of which 15,105 have been found to be negative, while the reports of 454 samples are awaited. Dr Singh said the number of positive cases in the district has reached 194, while 30 samples were invalid.

He said people should maintain distance and cover their mouth and nose with a mask at the time of getting out of their homes. Advising pregnant women and children up to 10 years to stay at home, he urged people in general for their help in preventing community spread of the disease. The Civil Surgeon’s Office was also sanitised by the employees of the anti-larva wing.


MC, SDM office to remain closed today

The offices of Hoshiarpur SDM, Tehsildar and Municipal Corporation remained shut after the Covid report of SDM Amit Mahajan and Municipal Corporation Commissioner Balbir Raj Singh came positive on Wednesday. There were no public dealings at the Deputy Commissioner’s office as well. The said offices will remain closed on Friday as well. The samples of the staff of SDM office and MC office were taken on Thursday.

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