Coronavirus in Punjab: 7 missing from Ludhiana after returning from COVID-19 hit countries

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YDNews| 02:05 pm| One-minute read

Ludhiana, Punjab: 7 people who recently returned from Coronavirus-hit countries went missing after their addresses were found to be incorrect, the officials quoted.

The health authorities on Friday sought help from the district administration and police in order to locate these 7 people but all their attempts went vain. The police have issued a lookout notice to trace these individuals.

Rajesh Bagga, the Ludhiana civil surgeon, reportedly said that the 7 people had recently returned from the coronavirus-hit countries and could not be found till now. He also mentioned that these people were not traceable and the addresses provided by them at the time of their arrival were also found incorrect.

The Punjab police and administration worries that if even one of those 7 missing turns out to be positive of Coronavirus, they might infect other citizens as well. In order to avoid any such situation in India, the police have put all efforts to trace those people so that they can be sent into a quarantine facility as soon as possible.

On March 12, more than 85,000 passengers, including the ones at Amritsar and Mohali International airports, were screened for coronavirus. 1 person who returned from Italy had been tested positive for the COVID-19 novel Coronavirus in Punjab.

The state government has formed a group of ministers with 7 members who will review and examine the conditions prompted by Coronavirus on a regular basis.

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