Hoshiarpur, February 26
The district administration on Friday declared Ward No.1 of Garhshankar town a micro-containment zone after eight 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.
He said only medical emergency and essential services would be allowed in the micro-containment zone. He said teams of the Health Department would conduct a door-to-door survey and contact tracing in Ward No.1.
In addition, all positive cases will be shifted to health centres as per the protocol.
The Additional District Magistrate said the area had been declared a micro-containment zone for 10 days. He said legal action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, would be taken against violators. Earlier this week, Dhamai and Alawalpur villages in Garhshankar subdivision and Bhattan Mohalla in Garhshankar were too declared a micro-containment zone.
The district reported the deaths of two persons, pushing the total to 366 on Friday. Besides, as many as 66 more persons tested positive for the virus, taking the tally to 8,492. Civil Surgeon Dr Tanjir Singh Ghotra said today’s 66 new patients included 10 cases from the city and the remaining 56 are from various health blocks of the district.
Of the two deceased, one has been identified as a 72-year-old person of Alampur village and the other as a 76-year-old woman of Bassi Kalan village, who died at a private hospital in Ludhiana.
There are 244 active cases while 7,928 have recovered. At Soli village in Posi block, six patients are from the same household; two teachers of Govt Middle School, Tahliwal; one teacher of Government Middle School, Bagpur; and one teacher of MR International School, Panam. Besides, four children of Government Senior Secondary School, Garhshankar, tested positive. — OC
Jal Covid Update
New cases: 63
Total cases: 21,519
New deaths: 1
Total deaths: 703
Result awaited: 3,169
Total discharged: 20,359
Helpline numbers for Covid patients
Helpline number of Ambulance: 108
Emergency helpline: 104
Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848
Dist Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164
Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/
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