8 dead, 390 test Covid positive in Ludhiana district

Healthcare worker, three teachers among new cases

8 dead, 390 test Covid positive in Ludhiana district

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 5

As many as 390 persons tested positive for Covid, while eight patients lost their life to the virus here today.

The total number of positive cases from the district has reached 36,373, while 1,177 have lost their lives so far. Active cases in the district are 2,835, while 416 persons were quarantined today.

Those who tested positive today include one healthcare worker, three teachers and one staff members. The teachers are from BCM, Shastri Nagar, AS School, Khanna, and GH School, Jamalpur, and staff member from AS School, Khanna.

Seven men and one woman, all in the age group 45-85 years, lost their lives today.

A 99-year-old, Harbans Kaur, today got vaccinated at a special camp being organised by United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) on Gill Road, here. A resident of Shimlapuri, her son Nirmal Singh (66) also got vaccinated with her.

After getting vaccinated, Harbans Kaur urged the residents to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. She said she was feeling completely fine after getting vaccinated and that everyone should go for vaccination if they want to weed out Covid-19 from society.

The Punjab Youth Development Board (PYDB), under the chairmanship of Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, has organised a total of 12 Covid-19 vaccination camps in the district till date. Bindra inaugurated four such camps at Highway Industries Ltd, Focal Point, Highway Industries Ltd, Sahnewal, Highway Industries Ltd, Gill Road, and in Ward Number 25, Ansal Colony, Sahnewal today.

During the camps, more than 6,000 industrial labourers would be vaccinated by the Punjab Government totally free of cost.

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