STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mohali's Jawaharpur village sealed after 32 people test positive; total COVID-19 cases in Punjab at 151

They had organised langars (community kitchens), distributed medicines and masks to the needy and migrant labourers last week, which lead to the spread of the virus.

Published: 10th April 2020 08:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2020 08:37 PM   |  A+A-

Coronavirus

For representational purposes (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

CHANDIGARH: The number of people who have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Punjab has touched 151. 

With a total of 48 cases, Mohali district has the maximum number of positive coronavirus reports. Out of these, 32 were from Jawaharpur village with 552 families in Dera Bassi subdivision of the district making it the new hotspot of Punjab. The district has now been sealed.

All 32 residents who tested positive from the village are family members of the sarpanch and panch. While the sarpanch and panch are cousins, a factory owner who was also a member of the local panchayat was the first to get coronavirus. Later his wife, father, brothers, sarpanch of the village and then the family members of the sarpanch contracted COVID-19. 

They had organised langars (community kitchens), distributed medicines and masks to the needy and migrant labourers last week, which lead to the spread of the virus.

CLICK HERE FOR CORONAVIRUS LIVE UPDATES

The village has become a coronavirus hotspot in the state. The first positive case in the village was reported on April 4.

Deputy Commissioner of Mohali, Girish Dayalan said, 'extensive sampling has enabled us to identify more positive cases within the village and isolate them. Without extensive sampling, we would not have achieved the desired results. Hopefully, we will contain the spread in the village which has a population of over 2,500 people.'

The village has been sealed and curfew has been imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Also, twenty-five policemen, including COVID-19 commandos, have been deployed in the village so that nobody steps out of their houses.

As per the latest medical bulletin realised by the state government, 48 in Mohali district, followed by 19 in SBS Nagar, 15 in Pathankot, 12 in Jalandhar, 11 each in Mansa and Amritsar, 10 in Ludhiana, seven in Hoshiarpur, 4 in Moga, 3 in Ropar is the distribution of coronavirus cases.

Punjab has reported 11 deaths while 20 have been cured.
 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp