01042021-JTR-01.qxd 3/31/2021 10:56 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 WESTERN COMMAND CHIEF VISITS CITY MILITARY STATION The Army Commander also visited the Covid vaccination centre and ECHS polyclinic at Military Hospital. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY ANUSHKA SHARMA IS BACK TO WORK AFTER WELCOMING GIRL PAGE 3 Anushka Sharma has resumed shooting two months before she was expected to face the camera. MAX 31°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:47 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:15 AM ALARMING STATS 195 deaths witnessed indistrict against 30 in February Deepkamal Kaur 343 INFECTED, 9 DEATHS IN DISTRICT Tribune News Service Jalandhar: While nine people succumbed to the coronavirus on Wednesday, the reports of 343 people came positive. With this the death toll has gone up to 915. In the last 30 days as many as 210 Covid patients lost their lives. In addition, the caseload of active cases has also crossed 3,000 mark taking the count to 3,609. As part of the intensified RT-PCR testing drive, as many as 7,59,744 samples have been collected from the district, out of which 6,94,635 have tested negative. The maximum number of cases has been reported this month only. The case count has reached to 3,609 from 527. As per the data received from the Civil Hospital, around 48 patients are admitted at the hospital and 16 are on ventilator. HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambu- lance: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 SOARING NUMBERS Month March February January Deaths 195 30 32 Positive cases 7,764 1,181 881 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS RESULT AWAITED TOTAL DISCHARGED ACTIVE 343 29,707 09 915 4,533 25,723 3,609 Jalandhar. A total of 1, 882 (highest number) Covid-19 cases were reported during the first peak between September 7 and September 13. Even as the state government has allowed colleges and schools to call staff, the teaching faculty was worried about their health. Three staff members of a private woman college test- or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ District Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ ed positive this week, but the inmstitute asked teachers to attend campus daily. “Though we all have been allotted separate rooms and are conducting our classes from these rooms, there still remains a chance of contracting the infection as we are using common utilities at the campus. We are demanding that since only online classes DEADLY WEEK The week from March 22 to March 28 saw a maximum of 2,950 positive cases. If we compare the weekly data, the number of cases from March 1 to March 7 was 945, which jumped to 1,389 in the next week and further to 2,286 in the 3rd week. can be run under these circumstances and cases are on a rise, we may be allowed to operate from home, if not daily then may be on alternate days,” said some teachers. Meanwhile, the administration claimed that it has been taking steps to increase its capability of administrating as many as 30,000 jabs to the people in the district everyday. c m y b PAGE 4 Kunal Jaisingh is all set to join the cast of Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye as the new hero opposite Gracy. March registers 557% jump in cases Jalandhar, March 31 Jalandhar district in the month of March witnessed a jump of 557.4 per cent in the Covid cases as compared to February. While there were 1,181 cases reported in the district in February, infection showed a spurt with as many as 7,764 cases in March. In January, health authorities reported 881 cases. In January and February, 32 and 30 deaths were reported, respectively. Sadly, as many as 195 deaths took place due to the pandemic in March. Clearly, the prevailing Covid wave has been quite dangerous and hence the state government has ordered closure of schools and colleges at least for the next 10 days from April 1 onwards. The week from March 22 to March 28 saw a maximum of 2,950 positive cases. If we compare the weekly data, the number of cases from March 1 to March 7 was 945, which jumped to 1,389 in the next week and further to 2,286 in the third week and highest cases registered in the last week. The maximum rise on a weekly basis was witnessed in September 2020 in NEW ENTRY: KUNAL JAISINGH JOINS KYUN UTTHE DIL CHHOD... “Mobile camps were conducted at Gadaipur and Focal Point areas. Those above 45 years and without any comorbidity will be able to get vaccinated from April 1 onwards,” Jalandhar (DC) Ghanshyam Thori on the rising Covid cases in the district. “The move is likely to slow down the spread of the virus,” he said. Nine die, 161 test +ve in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur March 31 The district reported nine more deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 544 on Friday. Besides, the district also witnessed 161 fresh cases taking the tally to 13,598. Giving information about the Covid cases in the district, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,693 and 12,330 patients had recovered from the virus. Out of today’s 161 positive cases, 12 patients were from Hoshiarpur city and the remaining were from the other health blocks of the district. Five patients of the district died at Jalandhar hospitals while three more died at Jalandhar hospitals and one more died at a Mohali Hospital. — OC THURSDAY | 1 APRIL 2021 | JALANDHAR Parents of toddlers try to puzzle out education riddle Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 31 For every parent, admitting their ward to a perfect school is like achieving a milestone. The moment a child turns 2.5 or three, the parents start to look for the school that would provide their kid a good education. But ever since the pandemic started, the parents have been thrown in a great dilemma: What to make of their child’s education? They say that a child of this age cannot understand the meaning of online education, and they will surely not understand a word if taught online. Kush Aneja will be turning 3 this September. Her mother Mahi Aneja had already thought of admitting him to one of the leading schools in the city, but to date, it is not clear whether the offline classes will start or not, which is why she had to drop the idea and has now thought of teaching him on her own. “I don’t know what I am going to do next. There is hardly any chance that proper classes will be held in the school. Although admissions are going on, I don’t think it Mahi Aneja teaches her son Kush Aneja at her residence. next. is ❝I don't know what I am going to do will beThere in hardly any chance that proper classes held the school. Although admissions are going on, I don't think it is of any use. Mahi Aneja, A MOTHER ❞ is of any use,” Mahi said. Deepa, mother of Rihaan, a three-year-old, is also on the same page as Mahi. “I feel that a year will be wasted now. Otherwise, my son would have learned a lot in school. Although I try to teach him, it is very difficult these days to make a kid sit as teachers do in the schools,” she told. The parents think that the pandemic has played a major spoilsport. They feel that beginning year forms a strong base for the children, but this online education was something they could not approve of. Aakriti Trikha, mother of twins Pranay and Prayan, said how could a child who is three study online. “Kids this age won’t be able to sit in front of the screen and won’t even get what is happening,” she shared.
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