2 Punjab officer couples who returned from abroad quarantined at home

2 Punjab officer couples who returned from abroad quarantined at home

Chandigarh, March 13

Two officer couples in Punjab have been self-isolating at home as a precaution to prevent the risk of spreading the coronavirus after returning recently from Italy and Switzerland, an official said on Friday.

They are Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sandeep Garg, who is Sangrur SSP, and his wife, Surbhi Malik, who is the Chief Administrator with Patiala Development Authority.

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Another couple is Deputy Commissioner of Mohali, Girish Dyalan, and his IPS wife, Avneet Kondal, who is SSP of Fatehgarh Sahib.

Both couples had been quarantined for 14 days, said an official. They returned to India on March 3.

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The state government issued an advisory on March 6 saying all officials who had gone on ex-India leave would be quarantined for 14 days on return as a precaution. IANS

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