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Mohali district becomes coronavirus-free

Grappling with the coronavirus infection for the last two months, Mohali district achieved the feat of having zero active cases with the discharge of two patients from PGI, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Civil Surgeon Dr Manjit Singh said as of now, there is no active case in the district. He added that there were a total of 105 positive cases in the district out of which 102 patients have been discharged and sent home after treatment and three patients have died due to the deadly disease during the last days.

He said among the patients discharged on Thursday, 30-year-old is from Nayagaon while 24-year-old belongs to Milkh village. Giving a note of caution to the district residents, Dr Manjit Singh said although district has become free of coronavirus cases but people should not assume the deadly disease has been fully contained and eradicated. “The threat of coronavirus is still there. The fact that the curfew has been lifted, relaxations given or there is not a single case of the disease in the district does not mean that the disease has gone away forever. If we adopt a careless attitude and do not use precautions, the disease can strike us again in no time,” warned the civil surgeon.

Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said all the necessary precautions and guidelines should be followed to stay away from the disease and added that every person should cover his or her face with masks, handkerchiefs, piece of cloth etc. He asked people to maintain necessary distance from each other and wash hands frequently. Girish Dayalan said appealed to the people not to leave their homes and only go out when there is an urgent need and asked them to visit hospitals in case of any serious problem only.

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