SIX PATIENTS CURED OF COVID 19 IN LUDHIANA DISTRICT TILL NOW: DC
5 CURED PATIENTS FROM LUDHIANA, WHILE ONE FROM JALANDHAR
• ONE MORE POSITIVE PATIENT REPORTED IN DISTRICT TODAY
• 174 PILGRIMS OF DISTRICT TO BE BROUGHT BACK FROM NANDED, IN FIRST BATCH 56 PERSONS TO REACH BY TOMORROW
• SCREENING TO BE CONDUCTED & WOULD BE HOME QUARANTINED
• CLARIFIES THAT SHOPS IN DISTRICT LUDHIANA TO BE OPENED ONLY AFTER GETTING DETAILED GUIDELINES FROM PUNJAB GOVT
Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal have informed that in yet another good news, a total of six patients, undergoing treatment at different hospitals of Ludhiana, have been cured till date. He informed that these patients include five from district Ludhiana, while one from Jalandhar.
Mr Agrawal informed that till April 25, 2020, 1559 samples have been taken in the district, out of which report of 1314 has been received, while report of 245 samples is pending, and 1292 samples are negative. He informed that 21 samples were found to be positive, that includes 18 from Ludhiana and three from other districts. He informed that one positive case has been reported from the district today.
He informed that unfortunately five patients have lost their lives, while six patients (five from Ludhiana and one from Jalandhar) have been fully cured after treatment. He stated that now, 10 (Nine from district Ludhiana and one from another district) active patients are left in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that for bringing back pilgrims stranded at Nanded (Maharashtra), the Punjab government has sent buses there. He informed that 174 pilgrims from district Ludhiana would be brought back to the district through these buses, and in the first batch, 54 pilgrims would reach the district either by today late night or by tomorrow.
He informed that upon their arrival, proper screening by the health department officials would be conducted and if they are fit, then they would be home quarantined. The Deputy Commissioner also clarified that the shops would be opened as per the orders of the Punjab government.
He informed that the brick kilns have already been allowed to operate in the district. He said that the representatives of Brick Kiln association had requested that they were facing problems in the supply of bricks at constriction work is going on. Keeping in mind the welfare of brick kilns, they have been allowed to transport bricks from 6 am to 12 noon. He informed that only two labourers plus the driver would be allowed in the vehicle, all would have to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
The Deputy Commissioner further informed that the construction of ongoing government development projects on national highways have been allowed as per the directions of the Punjab government. He informed that the warehouses supplying cement, steel, refinery for these projects have been allowed to open. He informed that more than three workers would not be allowed to gather at one place at any given time, they should have at least 2 metre distance amongst themselves and the warehouse should be properly sanitised, every person would have to wear masks, they should be provided hand sanitisers. He informed that the vehicles supplying this material should have minimum labourers along with driver.
He has also allowed non banking financial institutions (NBFCs), including housing finance companies (HFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs) to operate with bare minimum staff and multipurpose primary cooperative agricultural service societies limited from 9 am to 5 pm. He informed that works related to water supply and sanitation, laying/erection of power transmission lines, laying of telecom lines and related activities are allowed outside the municipal limits with specific permission from concerned Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar.
He informed that all persons involved would have to follow social distancing measures and other directions of the Punjab government. He informed that no person associated with above activities would be allowed movement without a curfew pass and the personnel associated with these activities are directed to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) for social distancing. He informed that all these relaxations would not be applicable in areas declared as containment zones. /(April 25)