Punjab reports fresh cases of COVID-19 from Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Faridkot; state count crosses 360

By Rajan Nath - April 29, 2020 3:04 pm

Ludhiana has reported 11 new positive cases of coronavirus from Ludhiana on Wednesday taking the total count of the district to 29. Of the new cases, 7 are the pilgrims who returned from Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra, while the rest of them are the students who returned from Kota, Rajasthan.

Earlier, 3 women tested positive for Moranwali village in Hoshiarpur district. The women are among the 16 people who had recently returned from the Nanded Sahib, where they had gone to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Hazur Sahib. The group had returned in a tempo traveller. The driver of the vehicle tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 2 people, who returned from Sri Nanded Sahib, tested positive for COVID-19 in Faridkot as well. The total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has crossed 360. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a compulsory 21-day state quarantine for all those returning to the state from the other places to check the further spread of coronavirus.

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He also announced that the Radha Soami Satsang Deras will be used as a quarantine facility for the Sikh pilgrims and students returning from the other states.

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Meanwhile, the CM also announced that lockdown relaxation will be given on the basis of the report submitted by the High Powered Task Force constituted by the Punjab government.

-PTC News