The first containment measures seem to have failed since the coronavirus began to invade new areas of Chandigarh.
Since the 25th. On 1 April, positive cases were registered in the densely populated areas of Mauli Jagran, Ram Darbar and Sector 52, which were previously free of Kovid. As these cases related to infected staff of the Medical College and the State Hospital, sector 32, the health authorities stated that the situation in these places was fully under control.
However, the main reason for the administration’s concern was the discovery of new cases in the previously unaffected area of sector 15 and the reopening of a new case in sector 38 (where two cases had been previously reported but recovered) not related to Covida patients.
For example, a 79-year-old woman who lived with her husband in block 38 had no travel history and the couple spent most of their time in the house. Her case came to light when she was arrested on the 27th. April was taken by a neighbor to a public health clinic in Area 16 after experiencing mild symptoms. Since then, 13 of his family contacts and 222 public contacts have been closely monitored.
The situation in the region is under control, but the positive case of an elderly woman who did not often go out to buy even the most basic necessities is a cause for concern. This could indicate that the virus is somewhere in the community, which needs to be identified as soon as possible, said a contact tracker looking for anonymity.
ALERT PIN SECTOR 15
Considered one of the safest places to live, panic erupted in Area 15 after a 67 year old block A resident tested positive early Friday morning.
While EO officials said in a bulletin that the source of the infection was being investigated, a close relative of the patient told the Hindustan Times that the man had no travel history. He only went to the market occasionally to buy basic necessities, a family member said, anonymously.
The man from sector 15 was admitted to the emergency room of the University Institute for Medical Training and Research (PGIMER) at 4 p.m. on Thursday after complaining of breast pain. He was later sent to the Advanced Heart Centre where a sample was taken and later, according to his family, the research turned out to have a positive result.
Surinder Sharma, president of the Welfare Society for Sector 15, said after the incident (which was known), police closed two or three alleys around the infected person’s home and MC vehicles went to work to clean up the area. But my appeal to the EO is that they have to do intensive research and test if the situation can get out of hand, he said.
19 SUPERVISED AREAS
Firstly, the virus in Chandigar was limited to a few areas, such as sectors 19 and 21. The cases reported here are mainly the first contacts of a young girl who returned from the UK in mid-March, the first positive case in the city.
But the virus is gradually spreading its wings in 19 areas (see box).
Currently there are no active cases in sectors 19 (2), 21 (5), 29 (1) and 35 (1), but the administration is particularly concerned about the Bapu dam colony, where the number of infected cases exceeds 37, followed by 16 cases in sector 30B.
The other slum, the Kachi settlement in Danas, now seems relatively safer. After the 18th. When a positive case concerning a PGIMER health professional was registered on 1 April, no new cases were registered here.