Ludhiana ADC Amarjit Bains tests COVID-19 positive; DC, CS, Dist Epidemiologist quarantined

Whoever was present at the meeting has been asked to quarantine themselves

Ludhiana ADC Amarjit Bains tests COVID-19 positive; DC, CS, Dist Epidemiologist quarantined

They have sent in their samples for testing. — Reuters

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 7 

Now, Covid-19 has cast its shadow on the district administration with Ludhiana Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) General, Amarjit Bains testing positive for the deadly disease on Tuesday.    

Following this, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga, District Epidemiologist Dr Ramesh have self-quarantined.  

They have sent in their samples for testing. 

DC Varinder Sharma said that the ADC has been unwell since Monday, and was suffering from fever—following this, he volunteered himself to get tested for coronavirus.  

"As I was in touch with him, I have quarantined myself. I was also present in the meeting that was held yesterday. I am hale and hearty, but will be working from home till my reports come in," said the DC. 

A review meeting was held on Monday, which was attended by the Deputy Commissioner and other health officials, that included the ADC. 

Whoever was present at the meeting has been asked to quarantine themselves. 

Covid-19 Nodal officer Sanyam Aggarwal, SDMs Amrinder Singh Malhi and Baljinder Singh Dhillon had attended the meeting. Despite them, the Health Department officials, including Civil Surgeon and District Epidemiologist were present as well.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashwani Kapoor had tested coronavirus positive, and Ludhiana police had lost Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Kohli to COVID.

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