Fears over Covid-19 clusters in Jhelum village
JHELUM: Even after the enforcement of a whole lockdown throughout the province to stem the unfold of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the mishandling of our bodies contaminated with the virus stays a supply of concern. As a result of laxity of the administration and the well being division in addition to of the folks, a complete village in Jhelum district was sealed on Wednesday as officers feared that it may grow to be a brand new cluster for Covid-19 sufferers.
Native sources informed The Categorical Tribune that the social distancing rule was missed through the funeral of Captain (retd) Shahida Bibi, who was buried in her native village of Sohawa on Wednesday.
The deceased had not too long ago returned from the UK to Pakistan on March 9 alongside along with her husband and nephew and moved to her native village of Akra Mora within the Sohawa space of Jhelum, the place they attended the funeral of a relative.
Quickly after, Shahida complained of feeling sick. She was taken to a hospital in Rawalpindi for therapy. There, docs suspected that she may very well be a Covid-19 affected person and picked up samples from all three members of the family for subsequent testing.
Whereas the take a look at outcomes have been nonetheless being compiled, Shahidha succumbed to the illness.
As per native customs, her prolonged household and the local people participated in her funeral. Nonetheless, not everybody abided by the social distancing rule as family members and locals hugged members of the deceased’s household to specific their condolence.
Later, take a look at experiences confirmed that Shahida, her husband and nephew have been contaminated with the coronavirus.
Officers traced all those that had attended the funeral and compelled all of them to a quarantine centre in Sohawa.
The village was later sealed whereas residents of all neighbouring villages have been additionally screened.
Akra Mora locals expressed their displeasure on the laxity of the administration and the well being division and stated that they didn’t act promptly despite the fact that symptomatic household had arrived from overseas.
“There are nonetheless so many households within the village who’ve returned to Pakistan from completely different components of the world through the pandemic,” they stated, asserting that the district administration had didn’t conduct enough screening of all such arrivals.
Sohawa tehsil has a inhabitants of 201,948.
First Covid-19 case confirmed in Attock
The primary case of Covid-19 has been confirmed within the Attock district. Swab samples from a feminine affected person from the Gharibwal village in Pindigheb Tehsil of Attock examined optimistic on Wednesday.
The lady had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 15 after performing Umra. She had been admitted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) in Pindigheb alongside along with her husband, each of whom have been displaying signs of the viral illness.
Their swab samples have been dispatched to the Nationwide Institute of Well being for verification from the place the take a look at outcomes of the girl have been discovered to be optimistic. Curiously, the samples of her husband examined as destructive.
After her take a look at got here again as destructive, the girl was shifted to the isolation ward on the Attock District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ).
Pindigheb Deputy District Well being Officer Manzoor Hussain stated that round 17 folks hailing from the Gharibwal village had returned from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah. Nonetheless, none of them was stored in quarantine and that they could now pose a terrific risk to the world.
He stated that Gharibwal village has now been cordoned off with all entry and exit factors sealed, whereas all residents of Gharibwal and the close by village of Dhulian are being screened.
The Pindigheb Tehsil has a inhabitants of 271,594.
50 arrested for gathering in teams
Attock police on Wednesday arrested 50 folks, together with two grooms, for violating Part 144 imposed within the district as a precautionary measure towards the unfold of Covid-19.
The Hassanabdal police arrested a groom, Wali Muhammad for arranging a marriage.
In separate raids in varied components of the town, the police arrested 24 shopkeepers for opening their workplaces. Those that have been arrested included block manufacturing unit house owners, tailors, automotive sellers, paint store house owners and tent service house owners.
In Jand, police booked 14 folks, together with 4 cattle sellers for organising cattle markets within the Domial space.
Furthermore, the Wah Cantonment police booked a groom, recognized as Shahjehan, and two others together with Rizwan and Nasir, for organising a marriage.
Seven resort house owners recognized as Waseem, Khalid, Sher Mohammad, Shahbaz, Shahid, Sabir and Mehmood, have been additionally arrested by the identical police for opening their resorts.
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