7 people associated with Nawanshahr coronavirus victim test positive

Six family members of a 70-year-old man who died recently of coronavirus in a village in Nawanshahr tested positive on Saturday, officials said. One person was tested positive on Friday.

The members include his three sons, daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter among other relatives. The deceased lived in a joint family of 17 members.

Coronavirus cases in Punjab rise to 13.

Earlier, a Dera priest, in Moranwali, was also tested positive for coronavirus. He is admitted to an isolation ward at Civil Hospital in Hoshiarpur.

The 70-year-old man and Moranwali resident were both priests in the same Dera at Pathlawa village.
The Dera priest’s wife, son, daughter-in-law and their two kids were showing symptoms of coronavirus infection. They are kept under quarantine.

Reports of the priest’s family are pending.

Epidemiologist, Dr. Shyam Veda said: “We are seeking histories and identifying new people everyday as per information provided and any new patients who come to the fore will be subsequently put up for sampling.”

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