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Chandigarh: A day after the union territory of Chandigarh reported its first optimistic COVID-19 case, 4 new cases have been confirmed, taking the entire quantity up to 5.

The rely in Punjab has gone up to three, with a 69-year-outdated woman in Mohali testing optimistic at a non-public hospital. However, this case has induced consternation among the many state’s well being officers, because the woman broke protocol by not reporting to a authorities facility, and had to be just about “dragged” to a civil hospital, alongside with a cousin whose check outcomes are awaited.

Three of the new cases in Chandigarh are shut family or home assist of the primary affected person recognized with the coronavirus within the metropolis Thursday. More than 120 individuals who got here involved with this household in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi have been stamped and requested to self-quarantine.

The fourth optimistic check in Chandigarh is a 26-year-outdated woman from Sector 19 who had returned from the UK on 18 March, and was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), recognized domestically as PGI Hospital. She went straight to the hospital upon arrival, and has been admitted there ever since.

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Chandigarh household

The first affected person is a 23-year-outdated pupil from Sector 21 who had returned from the UK on 15 March. On Friday, the Chandigarh administration confirmed that her mom, brother and the household’s prepare dinner had examined optimistic.

The pupil’s father, who runs a SUV company in Mohali, has examined damaging. Reports of the motive force who introduced her from Amritsar worldwide airport to Chandigarh are awaited.

Although the household insists the scholar has remained in isolation ever since her arrival, well being officers have traced her contact with a Sector 20 beautician and a therapeutic massage skilled. At least two households, one from Sector 21 and one other from Sector 38C, additionally got here involved with her between her arrival and testing optimistic for the coronavirus.

Her brother, who helps his father run his enterprise, had travelled to Delhi and met folks there. Health officers added that the household additionally got here in contact with some folks in Haryana’s Karnal and Gurugram.

The situation of all of the 5 sufferers is claimed to be secure. In Chandigarh, as many as 42 folks have been requested to self-quarantine.

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Mohali case

In Punjab’s Mohali, which abuts Chandigarh, a 69-year-outdated woman from Phase 3A who had arrived from the UK on 13 March has been discovered to be COVID-19 optimistic. She had travelled to India alongside with a cousin in whose home she was staying in Mohali.

After the woman turned symptomatic, she contacted a non-public hospital in Mohali and acquired herself examined. The non-public hospital despatched her samples to the PGI Hospital for affirmation.

Sources within the Punjab well being division stated this was a critical breach of protocol on her half, as she hadn’t contacted authorities well being amenities for testing. “The private hospital also is liable for action for hiding the report. Only after her test report went viral on social media did the government officials come to know about this case,” stated a senior authorities well being official.

Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh informed ThePrint: “When the government team came to know about this case and asked the family to immediately shift to the government hospital, they staunchly resisted. Police officials had to virtually drag them out of their house and convince them to get admitted in the government civil hospital.”

The surgeon added: “Right now, the woman and her cousin have been isolated. The report on the cousin’s samples is awaited. We have had to deploy two police women to ensure that they remain in the hospital. We have also asked the police to take necessary criminal action against the family for behaving in this fashion.”

The Mohali case has taken the entire variety of COVID-19 sufferers in Punjab to three, with the earlier two being a resident of Italy who was tracked on the Amritsar airport (at present admitted at Government Medical College, Amritsar) and a 70-year-outdated diabetic man who died of the sickness in Nawanshahr Wednesday.

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Deceased man could have contaminated extra

Dr Gagandeep, nodal officer in-cost of the management of the epidemic in Punjab, stated 83 folks unfold throughout 4 districts who got here in contact with the Nawanshahr man have been stamped and residential quarantined. He added that reports of samples of no less than a dozen folks, together with the deceased’s shut members of the family, are awaited.

He added that the person continued to journey, regardless of being informed to self-quarantine. He stated that though it has been reported within the media, it’s nonetheless not confirmed whether or not he had visited the extremely crowded Hola Mohalla competition at Anandpur Sahib whereas he was carrying the virus.

Gagandeep added that one other 63 folks in Punjab, who had travelled on the identical flight because the Chandigarh Sector 21 pupil, have additionally been residence quarantined.

A unique set of 47 passengers, together with 43 from Pakistan and 4 from Iran, who landed in Amritsar Friday morning, are underneath authorities quarantine in Amritsar. Punjab well being officers stated they’re all secure and asymptomatic.

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