Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 8
Jagraon Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Neeru Katyal Sharma on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus.
She is the fifth high-ranking official from Ludhiana to have tested positive for the contagion. So far, ADC (G), SDM Khanna, DCP (Law and order) and ACP (North) have tested positive. ACP (North) succumbed to COVID-19.
On Tuesday, ADC (G) Amarjit Bains and SDM Khanna Sandeep tested positive for the deadly disease after which nearly 15 officials from the district administration were asked to home-quarantine.
Samples of 42 people were collected from the district administration and meritorious school, where ADC (G) was on duty, apart from their close contacts and family members.
The residence of ADC Jagraon has been sealed and family members have been asked to isolate themselves.
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