Along with the first patient, her mother, as well as another patient from the city — a resident of Sector 30 with travel history from Dubai — also tested negative for the disease on Thursday.
"Over 33,000 dry ration meals and 800 masks have been prepared by the family members of the police officials in last one week at their homes and the community centre," said Ropar SSP Swapan Sharma on Thursday.
The Tablighi Jamaat members who had attended the jamat in Mumbai had reached Chandigarh through Chandigarh Express train from Mumbai on March 17
While the online grocery store BigBasket has resumed the services in the Tricity, it is unable to accept any orders, both due to backlog and lack of uninterrupted supply. Both Panchkula and UT administrators, however, have put up a list of stores and shops on their websites for home delivery
“We advise car owners to keep their car in motion, even if it has been stationary. The car should be run atleast 5 meters front or reverse, once a week, to avoid any mechanic failure in the vehicle,” said Hitesh Taneja, Manager, Volkswagen, Chandigarh.
In the order, Justice Suvir Sehgal said that the trial court’s decision to suspend the sentence will remain operative till the next date of hearing, May 12. The lower court had sentenced Chada to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 84 lakh on him
These passes, which include one pass for the councillor, four for their aides and one for their car, have been issued when norms of social distancing have to be followed strictly.
The protesters attacked the police personnel with sticks, iron rods and bricks. Later, police personnel lathicharged them after entering their houses. Local residents claimed a partially blind son of woman Mindoo was hit on the head and thrashed in full public view.
An order by the Director Principal of GMCH 32, B S Chavan, which was circulated to all heads of departments of the hospital, warned all staff to avoid such an incident in the future.
Until now, patients were screened and admitted across isolation wards in the three major government hospitals of the city- PGIMER, Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 and Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16.
Meanwhile, Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V P Singh Badnore reviewed the anti-corona arrangements with Director, PGIMER, Director Health Services and Director Principal, GMCH regarding availability of medicines and staff.
While India was in the earlier stages of the pandemic, the Indian Council for Medical research had mandated that only those with relevant travel history and history of contact with positive patient be observed and tested if symptoms develop.
The 49-year-old has no relevant travel history or history of contact with a positive patient. He has relatives who had returned from Dubai and Singapore in mid-February, but the patient claims that he never met these relatives.
The three private thermal power plants at Rajpura, Talwandi Sabo and Goindwal Sahib have been asked to shut. The government has also shut down its own power plants in Lehra Mohabbat and Ropar.
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu told The Indian Express, “Any person who is symptomatic would be kept at a government isolation ward and those asymptomatic would be kept in quarantine at home."
Rana Gurjit, a former minister who represents Kapurthala in Punjab Assembly, took the step after the state government urged the distilleries in the state to manufacture sanitiser, being sold at skyrocketing prices amid lockdown after COVID-19 outbreak.
“The Chief Minister has desired all ministers not to tour districts for three days as deputy commissioners and staff are busy," read a text message, to all ministers sent, by M P Singh, secretary-cum-OSD to the CM.
“In the first case of COVID-19 from Sirsa, a 38-year-old woman and her two children have been tested positive," said Viresh Bhushan, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Sirsa
The administration’s officials made announcement during the day, urging people to stay behind closed doors and take special care of children.
SP Roshan Lal said, “We received the orders of extension in the evening. The decision was taken by following the Punjab Government, which also decided to extend the service of its police personnel, who were scheduled to retire on Tuesday."