Tribune News Service
Mohali, June 18
Seven more case of Covid-19 surfaced in Bhankharpur near Dera Bassi, taking the total count in Mohali district to 200.
Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said the persons infected with the virus include a 34-year-old woman working as a staff nurse in the civil hospital in Manimajra, Chandigarh.
Others include a 25-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, both residents of Dera Bassi who had come from Uttar Pradesh; a 66-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, both residents of Lalru. The two others are a 37-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman. They have been admitted to the Covid care centre at Gian Sagar Hospital near Banur.
Singh said two persons, a 30-year-old man from Khanpur and a 39-year-old man from Nayagaon have recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, the health department while starting the random sampling at Bhankharpur beer plant took samples of 41 employees. Four employees of the Molson Coors beverage company were found infected with coronavirus a few days ago.
The Civil Surgeon informed that the plant has about 350 employees and the sampling would be completed in five days. He said that on the first day, Dr Preet Mohan Singh collected a total of 41 samples. He said they have sealed the administrative department of the factory as all the four employees work in the department. The rest of the workers of the department have been instructed to home quarantine.
He said that the health department is closely monitoring the situation and making sure that the disease does not spread further. He said that the exact situation would be known only after the completion of sampling.
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