Lambi village turns hotspot as 5 test +ve - ECAS Punjab

Lambi village turns hotspot as 5 test +ve

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, May 6

Channu village in the Lambi assembly segment has become a hotspot of the Covid-19 cases. As many as five people, including two brothers and a husband-wife, have so far been tested positive in this village. One labourer, who recently returned from Rajasthan, was found infected today.

As a preventive measure, the village has been sealed by the administration.

Bikar Singh, a village resident, said, "We are living in fear. Many people who were in touch with infected persons have been quarantined. Further, some labourers who had returned from Rajasthan are quarantined at the village school. Their test reports are awaited."

Meanwhile, the police arrested a man for allegedly provoking people to run away from a quarantine centre at Doda village. Besides, a resident of Muktsar town too has been arrested for asking people to come on roads.

The district's count has reached 66. One patient has been cured and discharged from the hospital.

The health officials today sent the samples of police personnel of Malout (City) police station after two ASIs tested positive yesterday. Besides, the samples of possible contacts of a constable of 13th battalion of PAP, who was also tested positive, were sent for testing.

The samples of two employees of a private hospital were also taken as a Covid patient had visited the hospital a few days ago.

Covid patient flees home, booked

Muktsar: The police caught hold of a 19-year-old boy who ran away from his house hours after he had tested positive for virus. He was admitted to a Covid hospital here. A case under Sections 269, 270, 188 of the IPC, 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act and 54 of the Disaster Management Act has been registered against him. Sources said the boy had gone to his relatives' house in Tarn Taran district. TNS



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