154 covid-19 patients get cured in District Ludhiana till now

People should stay indoors and follow govt guidelines: DC

154 covid-19 patients get cured in District Ludhiana till now
Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana.

Ludhiana:  Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal has informed that under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government, the number of COVID 19 patients getting cured in district Ludhiana is increasing with each passing day. Till date, 154 persons have been declared cured and discharged from hospitals in the district.
    The Deputy Commissioner further informed that a total of 7 positive cases have been reported in district Ludhiana in last 24 hours time. He said that four patients are from village Baupur (Tehsil Khanna), one from village Meharban and two from Ludhiana city. 
    He further said that till date, a total of 9202 samples have been taken, out of which report of 8541 samples has been received, of 8236 samples is negative and report of 661 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 210, while 95 patients are related to other districts/states. He said that unfortunately 9 people from Ludhiana and 7 from other districts have lost their lives. He said that 154 patients related to district Ludhiana have been discharged from hospital after treatment.
    He informed that till date, 7339 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 1502. Today, 131 persons were sent for home quarantine.
    He said that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 550 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. He appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.
    Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga informed that as per directions of the Punjab government, any person not wearing mask would be fined Rs 500, if any bus owner, car owner or auto rickshaw/two-wheeler owner does not follow social distancing rules, then they would be fined Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 respectively. Any person breaking home quarantine would be fined Rs 2,000 and any person spitting in public place would be fined Rs 500.