An 80-year-old woman, resident of Sector 30-B, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, a day after she was brought dead to GMSH-16, taking death toll in Chandigarh to five. The Union Territory also reported a new case of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the number of cases to 299.
Meanwhile, MC Councilor Devinder Babla on Monday wrote to the UT Administration highlighting the failure in connection with the death of the woman. So far, the administration has conducted only 125 tests in Sector 30-B, which is declared as a containment zone. As per the report, nearly 590 households were identified as part of the affected pocket in Sector 30-B on April 22.
Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 reported another case after a 35-year-old man, the husband of a woman who earlier tested positive on Monday, also contracted nCov. With this, the active cases in the city have increased to 81.
The lockdown has been extended in the containment zones and number of relaxations have been announced in the city following the guidelines issued by the Central government.
Likewise, Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore has asked the people especially vulnerable to stay home and maintain safe distancing. He said that “Let it be everyone’s responsibility to keep Chandigarh safe by imposing self restrictions.”