Patiala reported its first coronavirus positive case on Saturday evening, the officials said on Sunday. As per the report, a 21-year-old, who returned from Nepal on March 20 has been admitted to Ambala Civil Hospital for testing positive for the pandemic.
On the basis of a lab report from PGIMER, Chandigarh, the Patiala Health Department, and police rushed to the youngster’s native village, Ramnagar. Taking immediate action, the Health Department has already sent four surveillance teams to identify the close contacts at the village.
The Patiala Civil Surgeon Harish Malhotra was quoted by The Tribune. He said that they have collected 14 samples of the close contacts of the patient for testing. According to the information, the patient was having stomach aches on March 26 and was admitted to the hospital.
Furthermore, the Health Department revealed that the patient was working in a private company in Chandigarh. Reportedly, the patient has recently visited another nearby village, Shahpur. Therefore, Shahpur has been locked down by police officials. The Civil Surgeon also said that two villages have been sealed.
Meanwhile, four teams have already been formed, and two Senior Medical officers are working continuously for the last 12 hours. Likewise, the samples of the close contacts have already been sent to the lab.”