Since last week, shops in the district have seen an unprecedented rush as people hoard essential items, leading to empty shelves in several stores, while some others closed down unexpectedly this week.
“The 45-year-old father and 70-year-old grandmother of the student, both of whom live at the family’s home in Palam Vihar, tested positive today. They are asymptomatic and have been admitted to the isolation ward in Civil Hospital,” said Dr Jaswant Singh Punia, CMO, Gurgaon.
The Palwal resident case comes on a day when the Haryana Chief Minister announced that the lockdown enforced on 7 districts in the state on Sunday would be extended to the remaining 15 districts as well from Tuesday morning, in the hope of containing the spread of Coronavirus.
While most societies have advised families to not cut wages if helps cannot come to work, it remains to be seen whether the advice — which also found a mention in the PM’s recent address — is actually followed.
Through this week, the Gurgaon district administration has ordered the closure of all shopping malls, swimming pools, gymnasiums, clubs, schools, colleges, theatres, spas, bars and lounges until March 31.
Two passengers who came to India from Italy and were quarantined at ITBP facility in Chhawla Camp have also tested positive for the disease, they had been shifted to Safdarjung hospital earlier this week; both are residents of West Bengal.
“Samples of 8 people he had been in contact with had been sent for testing by the health department in Delhi, including their domestic helps and others. The wife has tested positive but the reports of the others are still awaited,” said the CMO.