Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, June 30
The residents of Shahkot can heave a sigh of relief amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as no positive case in the area has been reported for the last nine days, and to lift the spirits even higher, the 102 samples at the CHC have all reported negative as well.
The survey work was completed in as many as six areas of the region on Tuesday. There is one micro-containment zone and four hotspots in Shahkot.
Cases to remain active for 17 days
The SMO said new guidelines were issued during video- conferencing of top officials on Monday. Accordingly, the survey days have been reduced and the days of positive casees have also been determined. “The positive cases, without any symptoms of virus, will be considered as active till 17 days after the report. Also, people without symptoms can be quarantined at home. It is now mandatory for persons, who test positive, to download the Cova app in their mobile and keep bluetooth active. Also, a team from the Health Department will contact them daily and monitor their health,” the officer said.
Senior Medical Officer Dr Amardeep Singh Duggal, said: “According to the new guidelines issued by the department on Monday, the survey will now be done for 10 days in the hotspot and micro-containment zone. If a new case comes up, the survey will continue for another week.” A survey of more than 10 days has already been carried out in six hotspot areas of the block — Saidpur Jhiri, Azad Nagar, Dhudkot Mohalla, Bhoepur, Thammuwal and Talwandi Sanghera. The micro-containment zone is Bansawala Bazar and four hotspot zones are New Kartar Nagar, Bahamaniya, Bahamaniya Khurd and Sanda.
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