A 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with coronavirus passed away at the Rajindra Hospital in Patiala on Monday, taking the death toll in Punjab to 19. Punjab Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu stated that the woman was the only symptomatic and primary COVID-19 patient in Rajpura. Her funeral will take place in Rajpura later this evening, KBS Sidhu said.
Patiala district has witnessed a spike of coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 61 in the district. The woman passed away at around 12:15 pm.
Rajpura/Patiala:1 Covid patient dies.
Smt. Kamlesh Rani, F/63, the only symptomatic primary Covid positive patient from Rajpura, today expired and Rajindra Hospital Patiala at 12:15 PM.
Her cremation will take place in Rajpura later this evening.￼
— KBS Sidhu, IAS, Spl. Chief Secretary, Punjab. (@kbssidhu1961) April 27, 2020
PM Modi interacts with CMs on Covid-19 situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a video-conference with all the chief ministers to discuss the current situation arising out of Covid-19 in the country which is under a 50-day lockdown from March 25 to contain the pandemic. Meanwhile, Meghalaya said it would continue the shutdown post-May 3 with relaxations in ‘Green Zones’ or non-COVID-affected districts.
I’ve demanded that lockdown should continue otherwise we can’t face these things in Odisha. Let it be one month more, then, we will see what is going on, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das said who was present along with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at PM’s video conference meeting.