05052021-JTR-01.qxd 5/4/2021 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ~1-CR ELECTRIC CREMATORIUM TO COME UP AT SHIVPURI: ARORA PAGE 2 Minister Sunder Sham Arora said a modern electric crematorium will come up at Shivpuri cremation ground. FORECAST CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONLY 50 GET JABS, VAX OUT OF STOCK Nawanshahr: Owing to an acute shortage of vaccination doses, only 50 persons could be inoculated here on Tuesday. After the vaccination, vaccines went out of stock. The department wrote to the state head office, demanding the supply of more doses. On Monday, 600 persons had received the vaccine doses. District Immunisation Officer Dr J Want Singh said the doses were out of stock. On a daily basis, 4,000-5,000 persons were being immunised. The district department would get 5,000 doses for Wednesday. TNS VACCINATION FOR SCRIBES STARTS Jalandhar: Describing inoculation as the most effective weapon against the infection, DC Ghanshyam Thori on Tuesday inaugurated a special inoculation camp organised for the journalists at the local Red Cross Bhawan. The DC said Jalandhar was the leading district in the state as far as the Covid vaccination was concerned. He also solicited the support and cooperation of journos for spreading awareness about the pandemic. TNS F&CC MEETING ON MAY 7 NOW Jalandhar: A series of F&CC meetings have been held in the last one month. It is happening after a long time when meetings are taking place twice or thrice a month. Though a meeting was held on May 3, the next one will now be held on May 7. The agendas include construction of cement concrete roads in various parts of the city and development of parks. TNS ACTOR RANDEEP HOODA TEAMS UP WITH NGO KHALSA AID SONIA BALANI TO BE SEEN IN WEB SERIES BHOPAL TO VEGAS Randeep Hooda has teamed up with NGO Khalsa Aid to provide oxygen concentrators to the needy people. MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:10 PM PAGE 4 Sonia will now be a part of upcoming web series Bhopal to Vegas alongside Ahaan Nirbaan and Arun Sharma. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:38 AM WEDNESDAY | 5 MAY 2021 | JALANDHAR deaths, Admn starts testing in mandis Eightcases in733 fresh dist 11 test +ve at Phagwara vegetable market; cops to ensure implementation of norms C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Jalandhar/Kapurthala, May 4 Witnessing a massive rush in vegetable markets on Monday, the administrations of all the districts of Doaba on Tuesday tried to regulate the movement and deployed police personnel to get the Covid-19 protocols implemented. Random Covid-19 testing was started at vegetable market in Maqsudan today where staff from the Health Department took samples (RT-PCR tests) of vendors entering the mandi. Cops at Maqsudan mandi restricted general public from entering the main mandi and allowed only vegetable and fruit vendors to enter the market. Officials said only wholesale operations would be allowed in the market and no retail business as restrictions would help check rush and keep a control on spread of the virus. Owing to new curbs and checks, the rush in the market remained relatively much controlled today. Jai Inder Singh, SDM, Jalandhar-1, visited Mandi Phantom Ganj (wholesale market for grocery items). The SDM held meetings with the market association and convinced them to ensure that there would not be more than three customers at a time. He asked them to mark circles outside their shops where consumers could stand. Even vehicular movement in the wholesale market area has been restricted to ensure that there’s no crowding. Vendors wait for their turn at the entry gate of the sabzi mandi in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH Counter sale at D-Mart stopped Jalandhar, May 4 D-Mart, a popular supermarket in the city, which opened on Tuesday, had to pull down its shutters for visitors within a few hours. The administration directed the staff to either control customers by not allowing more than 10 people at a time or start home delivery. As customers were not adhering to the norms, the supermarket staff decided to pull down its shutters, said Division Number 6 SHO Surjit Singh. The SHO said, “We directed them to start home delivery service as the supermarket had become a highly infectionprone area. There used to be long queues of people even outside the mart and we were facing tough time in controling them.” After announcement of the ‘mini lockdown’ and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh declaring that he could further curb the restrictions, residents panicked and The Kapurthala administration has started testing people for Covid-19 in vegetable markets in the district. started stocking up daily need items and footfall at the supermarket increased manifold. On Monday, Jalandhar Tribune had highlighted how some areas in the city had become highly Covid-prone with scant regard for the norms. — TNS Special camps have been set up in mandis to tackle the pandemic. During the RTPCR sampling at a camp at Financial odds dim chances of this powerlifter’s comeback Seeks ~80K aid to make it to the championship Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 4 The 2017 Gold medal winner in Commonwealth para-powerlifting and bench press Championship is finding herself at the crossroads once again. Despite being the only power-lifter from Punjab to get selected for an international event to be held inDubai from June 19 to 22, she says that she is unable to arrange for an amount of ~80,000 that she has to pay for participation to RAW powerlifting Federation of India. Ramandeep has been selected for bench press event in the Single Lift International Powerlifting Championship in the women masters category of physicallychallenged players. Showing a selection letter that she recently received after her selection in the trials, Ramandeep Kaur said that she was highly excited to receive it. “This letter is like a comeback call to me to continue the game which I had abandoned for the past two years, owing to death of her three-month-old infant last year. Since then, I was upset and could not practise for a long time. There was also a dip in the opportunities coming my way due to Covid. All these years, I kept trying for the job of a coach in the PAGE 3 Ramandeep Kaur runs a small shop to make ends meet. sports department but to no avail. If I am able to make a mark in this event, I will surely feel more confident to continue the game,” she said. The selection letter reads, “The approximate cost of visa process, air ticket, accommodation, championship entry fee, drug test and uniform kit is approximately Rs 80,000. All players must pay Rs 60,000 out of the full budget by April 30.” Ramandeep says that on her special request to the federation, she had managed to get an extension of 15 days to make the full payment. Hailing from Ghorewahi village of Bhogpur here, Ramandeep is running a small shop selling sweets, chips and other items in her 50-yard house to make both ends meet. “I have already sold my jewellery while taking part in previous international events. I tried seeking some loan from relatives for this but everyone these days is ruing shortage of funds. I do not want to miss the event and I cannot see any way-out,” she said appealing for some financial aid. c m y b sabzi mandi on Hoshiarpur road in Phagwara, 11 people tested positive. Phagwara SMO Dr Kishore Kumar said a total of 80 samples were collected, out of which 11 were found positive. Contact tracing of the positive cases has started, besides isolating them. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal directed the authorities concerned to strictly implement the health guidelines. District Mandi Officer Arvinder Singh said testing camps have been set up at New Sabzi Mandi in Kapurthala (50 samples collected) and Phagwara (80 samples collected). “Officials of the Mandi Board have been asked to cooperate and meet arhtiyas and shopkeepers to prevent further spread of the virus,” he said. The DC today visited the vegetable market at Phagwara and directed to take stern action against violators. She also visited the testing centre at Sarai road near the bus stand. Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur said there’s a danger of rapid spread due to congestion in vegetable markets. The DC said to facilitate public and vendors, option for home delivery has been allowed till 9 pm in the district. The duo also visited Covid sampling camps at sabzi mandi in Phagwara and said tests should be carried out on daily basis. The SSP has constituted special teams for continuous patrolling in congested areas to ensure the implementation of the Covid guidelines. She said strict action was being taken against those who were found roaming without any reason. Phagwara ADC Rajiv Verma and SP Sarabjit Singh Bahia were also present. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 4 Within a week, the number of Covid cases reported in the district has again crossed the 700mark. As many as 733 persons tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Out of the total number of infections reported on Tuesday, 74 persons belonged to other districts. With eight more deaths today, the death toll has reached 1,113 in the district. In the last four days, 2,721 people got infected and 31 persons succumbed to the deadly virus. While, the total number of confirmed cases stands at 45,638, there are 4,921 active cases in the district. from other districts and the remaining 149 patients were from other health blocks of the district. 4 deaths reported in K’thala The health authorities of the district reported four deaths and 101 new Covid cases today. The four persons who lost their life to the infection include a 40-year-old resident of Bhawanipur village, a 37-year-old man of Kanjli village and two women, aged 60 and 84, from the city. With this, the death toll in the district has climbed to 346. Civil Surgeon Dr Parminder Kaur said the district had 1,025 active cases, after 140 patients were discharged from various hospitals. Six die in Hoshiarpur dist 75 test +ve in Nawanshahr The district reported six more Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 755, while 186 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 21,314. Giving information, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,842 and 18,717 patients had recovered from the virus. Out of the 186 cases reported today, 18 patients were from Hoshiarpur city, 19 were As many as 75 persons tested positive for Covid and a 58year-old man of Mukandpur lost his life to the deadly virus in Nawanshahr today. With this, the total number of cases in the district stands at 9,029. The recovery rate is 91.06 per cent (8,222) and death rate is 2.72 per cent (246) deaths. At present, there are 596 active cases in the district, of which 508 patients are in home isolation. HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambulance: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE 733 45,638 8 1,113 5,546 other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ Dist Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/
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