30 PRTC staff members test positive for Covid in Patiala

Majority of them asymptomatic, home quarantined

30 PRTC staff members test positive for Covid in Patiala

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 8 

Thirty staff members, including drivers, conductors and inspectors, of PEPSU Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) have tested positive for coronavirus in Patiala.

A three-day camp was organised at Patiala PRTC depot and head office where 30 staff member tested for the disease. Consequently, head office was closed for two days for public dealing.

Jaskiran Singh, MD, PRTC, said all the staff members who tested positive have been home quarantined as per the protocol. He said, “Those who tested positive included drivers, conductors, inspectors and clerical staff. Majority of them are asymptomatic. We are continuously monitoring health status of positive staff members.”

He added that coronavirus sampling would be also carried at other PRTC depots.

Meanwhile, Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said passengers, who travelled in PRTC buses recently, should not panic as staff had taken required safety precautions.

He said, “Occupational sites are becoming a source of infection of coronavirus in Patiala. Therefore, we are continuously holding camps at different government departments to stem the spread.”

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