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Chandigarh confirms first positive case of coronavirus

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Passengers wearing masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus at the Chandigarh International Airport on Wednesday. (Gurminder Singh/HT)

A 23-year-old women, who as of late flew once again from England, tried constructive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, making her the main affirmed case in the tricity. The patient, an occupant of Chandigarh's Sector 21, had revealed at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, prior in the day, grumbling that she had built up a cold and fever in the wake of arriving at the Amritsar air terminal on March 15 (Sunday). The side effects had later died down. Her sample was sent to the testing community at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which returned positive outcomes on late Wednesday night. GMCH authorities said the patient, along side her mom, had been put under isolation and surveillance at the medical clinic, while her outstanding relatives had been isolated at home. Chandigarh's state surveillance official Dr Upendrajeet Singh Gill stated, " A youthful female, occupant of Chandigarh with history of coming back from England on Sunday morning, created fever and cold on Monday. Yet, the manifestations died down and at the present time (she has) no side effects at GMCH-32. She tried positive according to report got from PGIMER's division of virology." He said they were following all conventions in regards to isolate of individuals, who may have interacted with her. TWO CASES TURN OUT NEGATIVE Two additional ladies, conceded at Government Multi-Specialty College and Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, were tried for coronavirus on Wednesday. Their test outcomes brought negative back. Among the two patients were a youthful and an old female. After their confinement at GMSH, their sample were sent to PGIMER. While the youthful patient had as of late headed out to Sharjah, the old lady had no movement history. HC IMPOSES FRESH RESTRICTIONS The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday put new limitations on passage to the high court (HC) premises. It said all cases under mediation will be deferred by in any event a month. Prior, on March 16, the court had limited its working to hearing critical cases as it were. The court likewise assigned seven seats where legal counselors can bring requests requiring critical hearing in crisp just as sub-judice cases. It emphasized that section of disputants is denied, aside from in instances of individual appearance explicitly requested by the court. Additionally, the supporters have been approached to guarantee that just a single legal advisor for each case goes to hearings. Section of law assistants has likewise been limited.


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