Lockdown imposed in two Dugri areas in Ludhiana

Decision taken after 70 cases reported in few days

Lockdown imposed in two Dugri areas in Ludhiana

One of the gates of Urban Estate, Phase I, in Dugri being sealed after it was declared a containment zone on Sunday. Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 18

Urban Estate, Phase I, and II in Dugri here have been declared containment zones and complete lockdown has been imposed in both areas after over 70 cases were reported from the spots.

Varinder Kumar Sharma, DC

The two areas have been declared containment zones due to the high number of Covid cases reported from both spots.

Starting from Sunday 9 pm onwards, lockdown has been imposed in both areas till further orders. During daytime, residents of these areas were seen making some arrangements after the lockdown was announced.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said due to the high number of Covid-19 positive cases in the two areas, these had been declared containment zones.

He said the areas would be sealed 100 per cent with effect from from 9 pm today till further orders.A containment zone is formed when 15 positive cases were reported in a particular area, but over 70 cases were reported in Urban Estate, Phase I and II, Dugri, here, recently.

Residents of these two areas were given seven hours to make preparations before the lockdown.

Ashima Sachdeva, a Dugri resident, said she was aware of positive cases coming from her area but did not knew about the high numbers.

“The decision is taken for the benefit of people. I made a quick visit to market and bought some vegetables and some grocery items. People should understand the gravity of the situation,” she said.

Another area resident said he had gone out of station for some work and got a call from his family about the area being sealed.

“I returned early and ensured that all necessary things are bought before the imposition of the lockdown. The decision is taken for our benefit and people should adhere to the orders,” he said.