19 dead; 1,257 test positive in Ludhiana

19 dead; 1,257 test positive in Ludhiana

A man gets tested for Covid. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 6

As many as 1,257 persons from the district tested positive for Covid, while 19 lost their lives to the disease today.

Total positive cases reached 62,578, while the death toll has mounted to 1,489. There were 11,022 active patients in the district on Thursday.

Fifteen men and four women lost their lives. The deceased belong to Basant Avenue, Haibowal Kalan, Dugri, Dharor village, Chandigarh Road, Dholewal, Kanganwal, Guru Angad Dev Colony, Mullanpur, Phullanwal, Gill village, Dhatta, near Dehlon, Rahon Road, Guru Ram Das Colony, Tagore Nagar, Basant Avenue and Sarabha Nagar.

A total of 10,380 samples were collected from the district and report of 421 is pending.

Meanwhile, to contain the spread of the virus, the Health Department is urging people to stay at home and follow the guidelines of the Punjab government strictly.

Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill said the government was trying to make people aware of precautionary measures regarding Covid through various means. But, even after that people were not following the guidelines properly. Dr Kiran requested the people to follow the guidelines of the Punjab government.

As per the latest instructions of the Punjab government to break the chain of Covid-19, partial lockdown down has been declared in which only shops dealing with essential commodities are allowed to operate. The inter-state movement will be allowed with negative Covid report not before 72 hours or vaccination certificate older than two weeks.

“Under Mission Fateh, we are working towards making Punjab a corona-free state. But, no one can do anything alone. We need the cooperation of the general public. To achieve this target, mass media teams are making continuous efforts to make people aware of Covid, as awareness is the key to prevent the spread of the disease,” she said.

Dr Kiran appealed to people to stay at home, frequently wash their hands, maintain social distancing and wear mask.

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