2 Tablighi Jamaat members test negative for coronavirus in Punjab


Mansa, April 22: Two Tablighi Jamaat members have tested negative for COVID-19 after being admitted at a hospital here, the state Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu said on Wednesday.

“2 Tablighi Jamaat members who were admitted on April 3, found to be negative. One discharged, while the repeat sample of the other will be taken today. 25 Contacts found to be Negative — No new positive,” Sidhu tweeted.

The first person to have been tested coronavirus positive from village Gaggarpur in Sangrur district has recovered, said KBS Sidhu said.

“Last evening, our first positive case from village Gaggarpur came negative in a retest. Now, we have 2 positive cases, down from 3,” Sidhu tweeted.

A total of 245 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from the state of Punjab, as per the data released by the Union Ministry of Health. 39 have been cured and discharged, while 16 persons have succumbed to coronavirus.

As per the latest update by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases stands at 19,984, of which about 245 cases were reported from Punjab

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