All close contacts of Covid patient in city test negative

All close contacts of Covid patient in city test negative

As religious organisations urge people to stay at home, only three persons offer "namaz" at Jama Masjid on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 27

So far, a total of 58 suspected Covid-19 cases have been reported in Ludhiana district, of which 49 have tested negative. Of two patients tested positive in the city hospitals, one belongs Jalandhar, who has been admitted to the CMCH. The reports of seven suspected patients are pending.

Figures of Ludhiana district to date

  • Suspected: 58
  • Negative: 49
  • Positive: 2*
  • Reports awaited: 7

Helpline numbers

  • Dist Ludhiana: 0161-2444193
  • State: 104
  • Info for tracking of foreign travellers: 0161-4622276
  • One can also contact: Dr Divjot Singh: 041274030 Dr Ramesh: 9855716180

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, said all close contacts of the first Covid-19 patient, a resident of Gurdev Nagar, have tested negative. However, the department is on the job to find more contacts of the patient. Nearly 70 contacts of the patient have been quarantined.

The son of Covid-19 patient from Jalandhar admitted to the CMCH has gone back to Jalandhar and his samples have been sent for testing.

Disinfection guidelines

  • 1% hypochlorite solution or
  •  5% lysol (1 litre lysol added to 9 litre water)
  •  In households and clean places, use 1% lysol (1 litre added to 4 litre of water)

Frequency of cleaning Surfaces

  • High-touch surfaces such as door knobs, telephone, switches, railings, walls around toilets: Every 4 hours with 1% Na hypochlorite.
  • Low-touch surfaces such as walls, mirrors: Once a day with 1% Na hypochlorite

Precautions while cleaning

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) kit, if not available, gloves and triple-layer mask is mandatory.
  • After cleaning, wash hands with soap and water
  • Discard PPE or gloves and mask in yellow double-layer bag

How can you help society

With financial assistance

Secretary, District Red Cross Society, at 9417376655 or on email id redcrossldh@yahoo.com

Voluntary material (ration, etc) service within the municipal limits

9873173781, 9872290882 or adcpcrimeldh@gmail.com, additionalcomm.mcl@gmail.com

Outside MC limits

  • SDM (East) at 8968271703 or on email ID east.ludhiana@gmail.com
  • SDM (West) at 9779746223 or email ID sdmsir@yahoo.com
  • SDM of Raikot at 9779746223 or email sdmsir@yahoo.com
  • SDM of Payal at 8238860399 or email sdmpayal@gmail.com
  • SDM Khanna at 9988808884 or email sdm_khn2010@yahoo.com
  • SDM of Samrala at 8283900045 or email sdm1.samrala@gmail.com
  • SDM of Jagraon at 8146100702 or email sdmjgn1@gmail.com

(The DC has appealed to NGOs and social organisations to take prior permission before performing ‘sewa’ in the district)

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