The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in the city, where a 23-year-old woman has been tested positive for the new coronavirus on Wednesday. As per city’s state surveillance officer Dr Upendrajeet Singh Gill, the Chandigarh-resident of Sector 21 had recently returned from England. The patient had reported at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, after complaints of cold and fever at the Amritsar airport on March 15.
He added that the sample of the patient was sent to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which confirmed that the young woman was suffering from COVID-19.
According to the GMCH authorities, the patient, along with her mother, had been kept in the isolation ward of the hospital. Her remaining family members had been quarantied at home.
Two Test Negative
Meanwhile, a young woman with travel history to Sharjah was admitted to the isolation ward of Government Multi-Specialty College and Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, on Wednesday. However, her test reports came negative. A senior female citizen with no travel history, who was also isolated in GMSH, has tested negative for COVID-19.
HC Imposes Restrictions
The Punjab and Haryana high court put fresh restrictions on entry to the high court premises starting Wednesday.
These are as follows:
- It decided that all cases under adjudication will be adjourned by at least four weeks.
- In case of urgency, the court also designated seven benches where lawyers can bring pleas in fresh and sub-judice cases.
- All other entry of litigants is prohibited, except cases of personal appearance will be listed by mentioning only.
- Moreover, the advocates have been asked to ensure that only one lawyer per case attends hearings.
- Entry of law interns has also been restricted.
Earlier, the court had restricted its working to hearing urgent cases only on March 16.
News Source: Hindustan Times
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