COVID-19 pandemic

Air India staffer tests +ve

Air India staffer tests +ve

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 26

A member of security staff of Air India has tested positive for Covid-19. A permanent resident of Delhi, he had come back here on Monday by a domestic flight at the Sahnewal Airport. The reports of the other 10 passengers who flew with him have come negative.

A total of 6,143 samples have been collected in the district, of which the reports of 5,968 have been received. While 5,701 persons have tested negative, 175 reports are pending. Today, 35 patients were discharged from Mother and Child Hospital, Vardhman.

Meanwhile, a team of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today visited several areas in the district. Residents’ blood samples were taken at random to check the level of immunity against Covid.

Giving information in this regard, the Civil Surgeon of Ludhiana, Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga, said a team of the ICMR from Delhi visited Baddowal village under Sudhar block, Majri village under Sidhwan Bet, Doraha under Payal, Ghungrali village under Manupur and the Sham Nagar area in the city. The team collected random blood samples of residents to check the level of immunity against Covid.

Robotic food-distribution trolley donated

The Khalsa Aid Organisation has donated a robotic food-distribution trolley to Civil Hospital. The SMO, Dr Geeta, said it would help in minimising contact with the patients in Covid Ward.

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