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200 contacts of street food vendor test negative

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Abohar, June 21

A 40-year-old vendor, who had tested positive for Covid-19 about 10 days ago, has been cured.

The vendor, a Subhash Nagar resident, who sold ‘chhole bhature’ on a bicycle would attract about 50 customers each day outside Nehru Park and Krishna Nagar. Deputy Commissioner Arvind Pal Singh Sandhu and other senior officials had expressed concern as hundreds of people had come in contact with the vendor. The authorities had sealed the colony, where the vendor resided, dominated by migrants from Uttar Pradesh.

Senior Medical Officer Dr Gagandeep Singh said 200 samples, which were taken after the vendor had tested positive, had been found negative. However, with six fresh cases, the Fazilka district’s tally of active cases today jumped to 11.

Civil Surgeon Dr Chander Mohan Kataria said six more patients had been reported in Fazilka, all of whom had been sent to an isolation centre in Jalalabad. Of the six cases, three were women. Four patients belonged to Fazilka, while the remaining were from Abohar tehsil.

The men who have tested positive for the virus are aged 15, 42 and 17, while the women are aged 27, 28 and 13. Four of them have a travel history and the remaining had come in contact with Covid positive people in the last few days. A 28-year-old woman of Kallarkhera village, who had tested positive last week, has also defeated Covid.

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