Coronavirus: Four more cases in Chandigarh, total tally reaches 5
Chandigarh : Another four people have been tested positive to the novel coronavirus in Chandigarh on Friday, taking the total cases in the city to five.
Taking note, the authorities have imposed a ban a gathering of more than 50 people.
After a 23-year-old student from Sector 21 who recently returned from the UK tested positive, authorities confirmed that three more people associated with her—mother, brother, and domestic help—also had the disease. They were admitted to GMCH-32.
Her father has been tested negative to the infection, said the press release.
Meanwhile, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore reviewed preparedness, including banning a gathering of more than 50 until March 31. He also asked the public to provide information about any person who may have returned from abroad in the past 15 days. Such information can be provided on 112.
"To prevent and control the spread of COVID 19, in the public interest, all social/ cultural, sports, political, religious, academic and family mass gathering of 50 or more people are banned till 31st march, 2020 with immediate effect. Earlier it was restricted to 100 persons. Senior citizens and children to stay indoor," the press release quoted the administrator as saying.
All five infected people are stable and are getting treatment.