Dharamshala: On retracing the travel history of coronavirus positive patient, the district administration has collected test samples of 27 persons who came into contact with the infected persons and sent them to COVID centre at Tanda Medical College, Kangra.
Vivek Bhatia, deputy commissioner Chamba, disclosed that Salim Mohammad of Indora, Kangra who tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday had travelled to Sahu Palyur in Chamba after returning from the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizammuddin Markaz in Delhi NCR on March 17.
“As a preventive measure, samples of 27 persons who came into contact with the coronavirus positive person have been collected and sent for testing,” said Bhatia.
To restrict the movement of people in the region, the administration has tightened the curfew enforcement around Sahu Palyur.
Appreciating the role of Muslim community in promoting social harmony in the district, deputy commissioner said, “they had been co-operating the administration in all respect and the message circulated on social media by their leaders in assisting the authorities in all the steps taken by the administration in fight against Corona helping the society.”
Food grains including essential items and medicines were being supplied to all parts of the district. Active case finding campaign was being carried and officials of health and other departments were collecting the data, he added.
On Sunday, Salim Mohammad (40) was shifted to Tanda Medical College after he tested positive for the virus. He was kept in isolation under quarantine at Dharamshala before being tested.