Tehsildar tests +ve, Balachaur tehsil shut for three days

Tehsildar tests +ve, Balachaur tehsil shut for three days

A heatlh team collects the swab of patients in Jalandhar on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 7

The Nawanshahr administration on Tuesday shut down the Balachaur tehsil after Tehsildar Chetan Bangar tested positive for the coronavirus disease. He had reportedly attended a dharna outside a factory at Fatehpur village in Balachaur as the duty magistrate on July 3. Since he hails from Chandigarh, he is considered as a patient from the UT.

After the Tehsildar tested positive, even Balachaur SDM Jasbir Singh has also decided to quarantine himself. Deputy Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said the entire tehsil office would be disinfected and only after that the work would be resumed. She said a team of the Health Department would take samples of the tehsil staff tomorrow, who have been asked to go into quarantine.

In Jalandhar, there are reports that Bishop Franco Mulakkal and his aide Father Peter have also given samples for the virus after their lawyer Mandeep Sachdev tested positive. The Bishop and the priest had reportedly met the lawyer in his office on June 29 and 30. The lawyer was tested for the coronavirus on July 3 and his report came out positive the next day.returnees and six are new cases.

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