COVID-19 pandemic

Four residents lose battle to contagion in Ludhiana

Four residents lose battle to contagion in Ludhiana

Four Covid-affected patients from the city died today at SPS Hospital, Ludhiana, and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.

Minna Zutshi

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 15

Four Covid-affected patients from the city died today at SPS Hospital, Ludhiana, and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. These include 68-year-old resident of Bharat Nagar Chowk, 60-year-old resident of Rahon Road, 60-year-old resident of Railway Colony and 42-year-old resident of Basti Jodhewal. All the deceased were suffering from co-morbidities.

61 new cases

As many as 61 persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in last 24 hours. These include three ASIs, one woman constable and one home guard from the Dakha police station. A head constable from Division No. 2 is also Covid positive.

According to the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC), Varinder Sharma, there are 370 active patients in the district at present.

Seven micro-containment zones in district

There is now no containment zone in the district, and only seven micro-containment zones are left. Earlier, there were three containment and nine micro-containment zones in the district. The micro-containment zones include Kucha No. 5 in Field Ganj, Street No. 3 in Vijay Nagar, Blocks B & C in GK Estate, from Lucky Hairdresser to RS Model School in Navi Abadi Khanna, from house No. 37 to 76 in Kidwai Nagar, house No. 161 to 209 in Janpath Colony near Ayali and from Sohal Building Workshop to Gas Agency in Street No. 3 in Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Daba Road, here.

7 FIRs for not maintaining social distance

In a bid to connect directly with Ludhiana residents for their queries related to Covid-19 and to educate the masses, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma and Commissioner of Police Rakesh Kumar Agrawal today held #AskDistrictAdministration interactive Facebook live session. During this session, both the senior officers answered several queries of the residents and also urged them to follow government directions. Sharma said the #AskDistrictAdministration Facebook session would be held at 7 pm on every Wednesday. He urged residents to submit their questions on the official Facebook pages of District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana, and teh Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana.

‘Follow govt directions’

The DC urged residents coming from foreign countries to strictly follow the government directions and informed that two FIRs had been registered and eight challans had been issued to the people, who broke home quarantine. Seven FIRs had been registered against persons, who failed to maintain social distance and indulged in crowding, the DC added. More than 28,000 challans had been issued against persons for not wearing masks, the DC said. “Any person breaking law will be strictly dealt with,” the DC warned.

Call 112 if you come across any violations

The Deputy Commissioner said, “The lockdown is not a permanent solution to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Participation of all stakeholders is necessary to keep ourselves safe.”

“If any person finds anyone indulging in violation, he/she should immediately call at the police control room number 112,” the DC added.

Ban on organising parties

The Deputy Commissioner informed, “As per the new directions of the Punjab Government, there is complete ban on all kinds of gatherings in the district.”

“Not more than five persons can gather at any place at any given time and there is a strict ban on organising social functions such as birthday parties, kitty parties etc,” the DC added.

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