Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 10
A day after the SSP Jalandhar was tested positive within 24 hours of attending a high profile wedding, attended by many big wigs of the district, the Health Department maintains a silence on the status of those present on the occasion. While the SSP who tested positive yesterday has been placed under home isolation, department officials remained mum on whether any of those present at the wedding had been tested.
Sources said officials received calls from senior leaders on the testing status and protocol. As per sources, some of the leaders are opting for private testing as all the government tests were going to the Faridkot lab.
Samples of the family members of SDM Shahkot – who tested positive yesterday – have also been taken.
However, there is no official word from the health authorities on whether any of the contacts of the senior police officials were being sampled for Covid-19.
Dist reports 49 new cases
With 49 more persons testing positive on Friday, the number of cases in the district has risen to 1,091. With one casualty, the death toll climbed to 23.
The deceased was a 67-year-old man from Bhur Mandi. He had tested positive on Thursday. Of the 49 new cases, 10 are women. Fresh cases also included 18 defence personnel, seven residents from Makhdoompura, a hot spot which is fastly churning out new cases, and a CRPF personnel, who is a resident of Sarai Khas.
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