20 dead; 1,347 test positive for Covid in Ludhiana

Four health workers, undertrial among infected

20 dead; 1,347 test positive for Covid in Ludhiana

An elderly person getting his test for covid done.

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 4

As many as 1,347 persons tested positive for Covid, while 20 lost their lives to the virus in the district in the past 24 hours.

Total active cases have reached 10,316, while 1,451 have lost their lives since March 2020. Active cases in the district were 10,316.

Those who tested positive included four healthcare workers, two pre-operative cases and an undertrial, while tracing of 327 is still to be done.

As many as 16 men and four women lost their life to the deadly virus. They were residents of Jammu Colony, Jagraon, Lohara, Guru Nanak Nagar, Doraha, Sanhewal, Mahajan Nagar, Chandigarh Road, Barewal Road, Prem Vihar, Giaspura, Haibowal Kalan, Tajpur Road, Janta Nagar, Akash Nagar, Pama village, Vikas Nagar and Kailash Nagar.

Total 9,053 samples were collected and report of 384 samples is pending.

Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill has asked the people to follow all the necessary protocols and stay at home and go out only when required. “Together we can fight this virus and break the chain,” said Dr Gill.

As the Covid-19 restrictions have been imposed on opening of non-essential shops, the administration cleared that some more shops were also allowed to open till 5 pm, except during the weekend curfew.

Shops selling fertilisers, seeds, insecticides, pesticides, agriculture machinery and agriculture/horticulture implements are also allowed.

Grocery shops, departmental stores, shops selling industrial materials, hardware items, tools, motors, pipes, etc, are also allowed.

1,157 empty oxygen cylinders found

The Sahnewal police found 1,157 empty oxygen cylinders at a plant at Giaspura during checking. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma has given orders to send these cylinders to other plants for refilling.

The SHO, Balwinder Singh, said the DC had given orders to check gas plants in the areas coming under the police station.

“During the checking it was found that the plant had been lying closed for the past two months. The owner of the plant will be shifting these cylinders to other plants for refilling,” said the SHO, Sanhewal.

Dugri no longer containment zone

After passing of 14 days, restrictions from Urban Estate, Phase-I and II, Dugri, have been lifted and these are now no longer containment zones. Instead two micro containment zones have been formed, one each in Phase-I and Phase-II.

In Phase-I, micro containment zone is from house number 1 to 727 and in Phase-II, micro containment zone is from house number 1 to 824.

In addition to this, four more micro containment zones were formed at Raheri in Khanna, Jamalpur Colony in Focal Point, Kitchlu Nagar and Mandir Wali Gali in Durgapuri.

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