SOS Children’s Village in Rajpura declared a micro-containment zone

Seven Covid cases surface at shelter home

SOS Children’s Village in Rajpura declared a micro-containment zone

Health officials and others at the shelter home. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 6

Following the fresh seven positive cases of Covid, the district Health Department today declared SOS Children’s village a micro-containment zone.

The health officials said around eight inmates of the shelter home had already tested positive. The Health Department said initially an inmate of the facility had tested positive on July 2, following which, suspected contacts of him, 30 in numbers, tested for Covid on Tuesday. Of whom seven inmates tested positive for the Covid-19.

Consequent upon increasing number of the cases, the department had to declare the said shelter home a micro-containment zone.

Dr Sumeet Singh, District Epidemiologist, said that all positive children were stable and isolated at the shelter home itself. He said, “None of positive children is hospitalised. If required, we will conduct more tests at the shelter home.”

Dist reports 23 new cases

Meanwhile, Health Department informed the district today reported 23 positive cases, including seven from shelter home. Of the 23 cases, 10 were reported from Patiala city, while eight were reported from Rajpura town of the district. Kallon Majra block reported three while Kauli and Dudhan Sadhan reported a case each. With fresh cases, the active case count in the district rose to 92.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Raju Dhir, after the rise in Covid cases, reiterated that people should start following Covid-appropriate behaviour. He said residents should get themselves vaccinated at the earliest.

It has been learnt that over 2 lakh beneficiaries have skipped their second dose in the district.

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