Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 10
As many as 389 persons tested positive for Covid-19, while six lost their lives to the virus today. The total number of confirmed cases from the district has reached 38,441, while death toll 1,200. There are 3,298 active cases in the district.
Those who tested positive today include nine healthcare workers, an undertrial and a teacher from GMS School, Chakli Manga.
Two men and four women, belonging to Govind Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, Khanna and Jamalpur, lost their lives to the virus today.
Today 344 persons were sent in home quarantine and till now 70,988 persons have been home quarantined.
A mass media team of the Civil Surgeon office, Ludhiana, went to various restaurants and hotels in order to make customers and staff aware of the Covid-19 guidelines.
Team members advised them to follow physical distancing, wear mask properly, wash hands frequently, not spit, install Cova app and encourage takeaways. The team told them to use disposable good-quality paper napkins, instead of cloth napkins. A copy of the SOPs issued by the Punjab Health Department was also provided to each restaurant and hotel.
Narinder Singh, manager of the Barbeque Nation, Ferozepur Road, said they would make sure that all the instructions given by the Health Department were followed strictly.
Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, said disposable menus should be used and frequent sanitisation should be done. There should be proper disposal of masks, covers and gloves. Most importantly, tables should be sanitised each time the customers leaves. He added that the kitchen area must be sanitised at regular intervals. The hotels and restaurants should strictly follow the SOPs issued by government time to time.
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