In a recent development, four new Covid 19 positive cases were reported in Chandigarh. This new addition takes the total count to 10 including cases reported from neighbouring Panchkula and Mohali.
Visits to the U.K seem to be the common thread in the 3 new cases which include a 69 year old NRI lady from the UK who was visiting Mohali and her sister aged 73 who had also travelled with her from the UK. They are both currently admitted in Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The other victim a 42 year old man who stays in Mohali had also come in after visiting U.K. His latest reports confirm that he is stable.
Chandigarh’s first coronavirus patient was a woman resident of Sector 21, aged 23 who was declared to be Covid – 19 positive on the 18th of March 2020. In a more recent development a 25 year old woman who is a resident of Phase 5 – Mohali, and a friend of the first patient has also tested positive. It is speculated that she contacted this infection when she had gone to the Amritsar International airport to pick up her friend. The 25 year old has been kept in isolation and is reported to be recovering and in a stable condition.
A new addition to the growing list of Covid 19 positive cases is a 38 year old woman who lives in Old Panchkula’s Kharak Mangoli village and works in a salon located in a residential building in sector 20 Chandigarh. She contacted this virus when the 23 year old lady from sector 21 visited the salon after her return from London. These cases have established a chain of individuals who have been infected through contact with each other.
The health department and the police have been working together in the affected areas like Panchkula, by cordoning off and sanitizing localities as well as urging the residents to cooperate by staying indoors.