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10 COVID-19 suspects go missing in Ludhiana

Local health authorities have asked the police to locate them for self-isolation at home as a precaution to prevent the risk of spreading the virus.

Published: 13th March 2020 06:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2020 06:24 PM   |  A+A-

All 112 evacuees including 36 foreign nationals at ITBP facility after they have been tested negative for coronavirus in Chhawla Friday

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By IANS

CHANDIGARH: Ten people who recently returned from coronavirus-hit countries have gone missing in Ludhiana city in Punjab, officials said on Friday.

Local health authorities have asked the police to locate them for self-isolation at home as a precaution to prevent the risk of spreading the virus.

A total of 480 people returned from various countries in Ludhiana district but whereabouts of 10 of them are not known, an official told IANS.

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Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agrawal said if any person is found suffering from coronavirus, he or she can be isolated in homes till they are fully cured.

He said samples of three suspected patients were taken in Ludhiana district and all of them were negative.

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