09102020-CT-01.qxd 10/9/2020 12:45 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 9 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH PANJAB VARSITY TEACHER ASSN POLL RECORDS 80% TURNOUT PAGE 2 As many as 396 voters of the 500 registered for Day 1 of PUTA poll come to cast their vote at Panjab University. MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 84,167 72,744 SAMPLES REJECTED 519 — POSITIVE 12,922 6,451 NEGATIVE 70,726 — RECOVERED 11,344 5,865 REPORTS AWAITED 119 — ACTIVE 1,392 486 RESENT — — DEATHS 186 100 MOHALI 83,676 — 11,152 71,266 9,818 1,258 1,128 — 206 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 115 PANCHKULA 92 MOHALI 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 121 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of Sector 50, 52 and 61 and Kajheri village 10 am to 3 pm: Parts of Sector 23, 24 and 38 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 35-B, Maloya Colony flats and Waterworks-39 10 am to 5 pm: Pipliwala town, Mariwala Town, Shanti Nagar, part of Darshani Bagh, Bank Colony, Dera Sahib, Main Bazar and Old Ropar Road, Mauli village, Mauli Complex, Charan Singh Colony, Vikas Nagar, Nirankari Bhawan, Raipur Kalan, Rajiv Vihar, Uppal Complex and Telephone Exchange, Mani Majra INBRIEF 1 HELD FOR GIVING PHONE TO PRISONER Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a resident of Balongi in Mohali for providing a mobile phone to an inmate of the Burail jail. Three phones were recovered from Burail jail inmates Ravinder Singh, alias Kali, an associate of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, Rajan Bhatti, alias Rajbir, and Pardeep, alias Naggad, during a surprise check of barrack number 10 on September 26. The police had registered a case against the trio under Section 52A-(I) D of the Prisons Act at the Sector 49 police station. During an investigation, it was found that Bipin, a resident of Balongi, Mohali, had provided one of the mobile phones to Kali. Bipin was arrested. TNS BIKER SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES AT PGI Chandigarh: A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding car on the road separating Sector 9 and 10. According to the police, complainant Avinash Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon, reported that the motorcycle, being ridden by his father Videsh Pal, was hit by a Verna car near the small chowk on the road on October 6. He was seriously injured and admitted to the PGI, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The car was being driven by Lovely, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26. The police have registered a case against the car driver at the Sector 3 police station. TNS 2 DAYS ON, FIRE PUT OUT AT DADU MAJRA Chandigarh: After two days of firefighting, the MC on Thursday succeeded in putting out the fire at the dumping ground. Residents of Dadu Majra, Sector 38 (West) and Sector 25 complained of breathing problems and a burning sensation in their eyes as thick smoke engulfed the surrounding areas. TNS PAGE 3 FOUR MONTHS ON, WORK ON NMT CORRIDOR IN P’KULA YET TO START Eight endangered white-rumped vultures, six of them captive-bred, reintroduced into the wild. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19.2°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:58 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:21 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 53 volunteers doing fine after first dose of Covid vaccine Report no major side effects during the Phase 2/3 trials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, at PGI Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 8 The late-phase human clinical trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, are running smoothly at the PGI and those administered the dose have not shown any side effects so far. An official statement released by the institute today reads, “The second phase of human clinical trials of Covishield, a potential vaccine developed by Oxford University, is going well at the PGI. Till date, 97 volunteers have been screened. Of them, 65 have already been vaccinated since September 25 when the PGI started administering the first dose of the vaccine to the volunteers. WHAT THE PGI SAYS The second phase of human clinical trials of Covishield, a potential vaccine developed by Oxford University, is going well at the PGI. Till date, 97 volunteers have been screened. Of them, 65 have already been vaccinated since September 25 when the PGI started administering the first dose of the vaccine to the volunteers. Among the 65 volunteers given the first dose, 53 have already completed seven days post-vaccination without any major side effects. — PGI ❝ Among the 65 volunteers given the first dose, 53 have already completed seven days post-vaccination without any major side effects.” However, some participants did develop mild symptoms after the dose of the coronavirus vaccine can- didate, which was a mild reaction and nothing to get alarmed about. According to the Clinical Trials Registry of India, the occurrence of solicited local and/or systemic adverse events (AEs) is supposed to occur within seven days following ❞ each vaccination. The occurrence of unsolicited adverse events can happen 28 days after each vaccination. These candidates have been administered Covishield under a two-dose schedule (on day 1 and 29) — 0.5 ml dose intramuscularly. Chandigarh, October 8 People will no longer need to stand in long queues to submit application for obtaining approval of a building plan. To minimise manual intervention, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today launched the online building plan approval system (OBPAS) for residents of the city. MC Commissioner KK Yadav said the online system was one of the major services under the project pertaining to the implementation of e-governance services in the city. He said the OBPAS was one of the key reforms’ agendas under the government missions like AMRUT with focus on improving the ‘ease of doing business’. Under the system, registration form will be provided to architects on the MC and Chandigarh Smart City Limited web portals (http://mcchandigarh.gov.in and https://www.chandigarhsmartcity.in). Registration form shall be approved by the Department of Urban Planning (Architecture Wing). Username and password will be shared with the architects through email. application, along with required documents ■ Online scrutiny of building plan as per Chandigarh Building Rules ■ SMS and email notifications Dog bites off girl’s ear, owner booked Tribune News Service Mohali, October 8 The police have booked the owner of a pet dog that bit an ear of a girl in the Phase 9 market this morning. The victim, identified as Harshita, a resident of Phase 9, was walking from her house towards a bank in the market when a car entered the market and a woman came out of the car with her pet, a Boxer. The dog attacked the girl The pet dog bit the victim at the Phase 9 market in Mohali. Gaurav Kanthwal Tribune News Service BENEFITS OF SYSTEM ■ Submission of building plan who was passing by and bit off her ear. The girl was admitted to a private hospital for treatment. Harshita informed her father Gurbir Singh on phone, who arrived at the spot and called up the police. A PCR vehicle reached there. The victim’s father asked the cops to register a case against the dog owner. The investigating officer said further action would be taken after continued on page 2 This is a phase 2/3, observerblind, randomised, controlled study in healthy adults in India for comparison of the safety of Covishield with Oxford/AZ-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and Placebo, and immunogenicity with Oxford/AZChAdOx1 nCoV-19 in the prevention of the SARS CoV-2 infection. The participants will be part of immunogenicity cohort and will be randomly assigned in a 3:1 ratio to receive either Covishield or Oxford/AZ-ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, respectively. The remaining participants from safety cohort will be randomly assigned in a 3:1 ratio to receive either Covishield or Placebo, respectively. MC snaps sewer line of Shivalikview Get building plan approved online, UT launches service Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta had laid the stone of non-motorised traffic corridor or bell corridor. ISTOCK FORECAST EIGHT CRITICALLY ENDANGERED VULTURES RELEASED IN P’KULA about application status ■ Auto-calculation and submis- sion of fee ■ Timely approval of building plan drawing ■ 24x7 help desk (0172-2787200) Gym trainer found dead Mohali, October 8 A 23-year-old youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house in Sector 68 here today. The victim, Kuldeep Singh of Dhuri in Sangrur, was a gym trainer and putting up in a rented accommodation here. The youth's mother Binder Kaur said he had consumed a poisonous substance by mistake which might have proved fatal for him. — TNS Chandigarh, October 8 A sewer line of Hotel Shivalikview, which is run by the UT Administration, has been cut by the Municipal Corporation over a leakage into storm water drain, which is a violation of the court orders. It has been two days since one of the two sewer lines of the three-star hotel was cut after it was found that the sewage water was flowing into storm water drain and entering the choe. The connection would remain disconnected till the leakage was plugged by the hotel management, said officials. MC Chief Engineer Shailender Singh said, “It is a violation of the court orders. Once they repair it, the line will be restored.” “There has been an issue with one of the sewer lines, therefore, the connection was cut two days ago. It was found that their sewer line was leaking and the discharge was flowing into storm water drain and entering the choe,” said an MC official present at the spot. Officials said the hotel’s sewer line looked old and it needed an immediate repair. Courts had been frowning upon the sewage water into natural water resources as it potentially led to environmental health hazards. The Sector 17 hotel is one Sewage was flowing into storm water drain, which is against norms Mohali recovery rate jumps to 88% Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Mohali, October 8 The district witnessed more than 12.52 per cent increase in the Covid-19 recovery rate in the past two weeks, pushing the total recovery rate to 88 per cent today. A total of 11,152 Covid cases have been reported from the district till date and 9,818 of these have been cured. On September 24, a total of 9,108 cases were reported and of these, 6,966 had defeated the virus, showing a recovery rate of 76.48 per cent. In a fortnight, the rate has increased by 12.52 per cent The highest 307 fresh cases were reported on September 12, which had brought down the recovery rate considerably. A senior official of the Health Department said with a high percentage of asymptomatic cases in the district, around 75 per cent patients were under home isolation. He said to ensure their speedy recovery, the department fixed area-wise duties to doctors in the district so as to provide regular medical assistance to those under home isolation. Curbs imposed in 11 more areas in city The line will remain disconnected till the leakage is plugged by the hotel management. MANOJ MAHAJAN of the prime properties of the UT Administration in the heart of the city. Recently, the Administration was mulling the move to privatise the property or outsource the hotel’s management and functioning to generate more revenue. The plan, however, has been put on the back burner for now. Chandigarh, October 8 To break the chain of Covid transmission, the UT Administration today declared 11 more micro-containment zones. UT Adviser Manoj Parida said a committee examined the Covid-19 outbreak and recommended that the affected areas be declared micro-containment zones. The new micro-containment zones are parts of Sector 15, 22, 26 (Police Lines), 37-D, 39-B, 41-B, 44-D, Mauli Complex and street number 11 of Shanti Nagar. Earlier, 20 affected areas were declared micro-containment zones on October 1. Parida said regular screening and monitoring of the areas would continue and frequent sanitisation of the areas would be conducted. continued on page 2 4 die in UT, 102 new cases P’kula 5th in state to reach 100 mark Tribune News Service Covid toll Faridabad, Gurugram, Ambala, Karnal other dists to have breached figure Chandigarh, October 8 The city today recorded 102 new cases of Covid-19 and four fatalities, taking the tally to 12,922 and toll to 186. Amit Bathla Tribune News Service C VID-19 PANDEMIC An 81-year-old man from Sector 33, who was suffering from cardiovascular disease and parkinsonism, succumbed to the virus at Mayo Hospital, Mohali. A 52-yearold man from Dhanas, who was suffering from diabetes, died at the GMSH-16. A 58year-old man from Sector 37 was declared brought dead at the GMSH-16 and tested positive for Covid posthumously. A 56-year-old man from Sector 19 lost battle to the virus at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. At least 154 patients defeated the virus in the past 24 hours, A sample for the Covid test being taken in Chandigarh on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN FOUR TEST +VE AFTER DEATH IN MOHALI Mohali: Four more Covid fatalities were reported from the district on Thursday, taking the toll to 206. The victims, who had comorbidities, tested positive after death. Meanwhile, 64 fresh cases surfaced in the district. The tally 64 fresh cases now stands at 11,152. The district also surface in dist reported 159 recoveries today. Among the fresh cases, 41 were from Mohali (urban), 14 from Dera Bassi and five from Dhakoli. Of the 11,152 positive cases reported from the district so far, 9,818 patients had been cured and discharged from the hospital. There are 1,128 active cases. according to the daily bulletin. While 11,344 persons have been cured of the virus so far, the UT has 1,392 active cases. Chandigarh has conducted 84,167 Covid tests till date. c m y b Panchkula, October 8 With two fresh deaths reported today, Panchkula became the fifth district in Haryana to reach the grim milestone of 100 Covid-19 deaths after Faridabad, Gurugram, Ambala and Karnal. Despite witnessing more coronavirus cases than Panchkula, three districts — Sonepat, Panipat and Hisar — have relatively seen fewer deaths. While 66 Covid deaths were seen in September, 18 fatalities were recorded in August. Two passed away in July. As many as 14 deaths have been registered this month so far. YOUNG CASUALTIES ■ A 26-year-old woman from Pinjore, who was suffering from diabetes, died on July 31 ■ A 14-year-old boy from Kundi village succumbed to the virus on September 6. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital with severe abdominal pain and coincidentally tested positive ■ A 34-year-old man from Pinjore, who had no comorbid conditions, lost the battle to the virus on September 14. The health administration mortality rate of the district was 1.75 in September when Covid reportedly reached its peak in the district. The overall recovery rate stands at 1.55. Mortality rate still above 1.6% Even though the average daily cases have come down, the mortality rate is still hovering above 1.60 per cent. The 95 deaths with comorbidities Of the 100 deaths reported so far, only five did not have comorbid conditions. claimed it was a case of late reporting. A 14-year-old girl from Indira Colony, who was suffering from TB, died on September 16 ■ A 23-year-old woman from Raipur Rani, who was suffering from cardiac disease, lost the battle to the virus on October 3 ■ A 34-year-old man from Rattewali, who was suffering from diabetes, died of the disease on October 4 Age and gender The highest number of fatalities, 60, was of people aged above 60, while 25 victims were in the age group of 50 to 60, followed by 15 under the age of 50. More male patients died of Covid than women in the district. Men constituted around 58 per cent of the Covid deaths. continued on page 2 District reports 2 more fatalities Panchkula, October 8 The district today reported two Covid deaths, taking the toll to 100. A 68-year-old man from Kalka, who was suffering from hypertension and diabetes, and an 82-year-old man from Devinagar, who was suffering from hypertension and tuberculosis, succumbed to the disease. 80 more found infected in P’kula The district also witnessed 80 fresh cases, pushing the Covid count to 6,451. The fresh cases include six from Pinjore, five each from Barwala, the ITBP Kalka and , Sector 15, four each from Sector 10, Sector 21, Sector 26, continued on page 2
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