5 dead, 523 test +ve in Ludhiana

3 health workers, undertrial among infected

5 dead, 523 test +ve in Ludhiana

A man gives sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. Inderjeet verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 12

The district today saw new 523 cases. For the second consecutive day more than 500 cases were reported. Yesterday, 530 cases were reported in the district. Five persons today lost their lives due to the virus in the district.

Those who tested positive today include three healthcare workers, one cop, one undertrial, two inter-state travellers and two teachers — one from GSSS Cemetry Road and one from Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar.

Three men and two women, belonging to Ghumar Mandi, Alamgir, Daba Road, Lohara and Khanna, lost their lives today.

Baisakhi is one of the biggest festival of Punjabis. Today, mass media teams visited different gurdwaras of the city, held meetings with the heads of each gurdwara committee and gave instructions to be followed during Baisakhi celebration.

Dr Sukhjivan Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, asked them to put barricades to prevent overcrowding and maintain social distance and put sanitisers and masks in the gurdwaras. No person should be allowed to enter the gurdwara premises without masks. A limited number of people should be there at one time. Night curfew instructions should be followed.

Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, said, “We all should take Covid 19 seriously.”

The Health Department on Monday organised a Covid vaccination camp in Meena Masjid of the city.

Shahi Imam and Naib Shahi Imam’s secretary Mohammad Mustkeem received the jab. Naib Shahi Imam Maulana Muhammad Usman Rehmani Ludhianvi appealed to people from the community to get vaccinated before the start of Ramzan Sharif. He said, “With collective efforts, we all can contribute towards healthy and Covid-free India.”

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