Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 28
Sixtythree persons tested positive for Covid, while no death was reported in the district today. Among those who tested positive today included four students and three teachers.
The total positive cases have now reached 27,116, while 1,029 persons have lost their lives so far.
The students who tested positive today included two students of DPS School and two of BCM School Basant Avenue. The three teachers who tested positive belong to Government Senior Secondary School Maachiwara, BCM School Dugri and Civil Animal Bio Technology College.
A healthcare worker, an AMN from Gill village, anundertrial and a policeman also tested positive.
Today, 2,241 samples were sent for testing and the results of 1,915 are awaited. The active patients in the district today were 554, while 72 persons were home quarantined.
From March 1, restrictions on gatherings would also be strictly enforced. District education officers have been asked to strictly adhere to the safety protocols and appoint nodal officers in the schools to ensure that all safety measures were followed and also share the same during the morning assembly.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently.
With the third phase of vaccination starting tomorrow, he said, “Vaccination is a powerful weapon against the pandemic and the available vaccine is safe and effective. We all should use it”.
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