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167 pilgrims, who returned to Punjab from Hazur Sahib in Maharashtra, test COVID-19 positive

Over 500-pilgrims who were tested for possible coronavirus exposure in Punjab after they returned from Maharashtra's Hazur Sahib in Nanded, 167 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, as per reports. Out of 183, close to 149 had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2020 10:51 IST
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76 pilgrims test COVID19 positive in Amritsar, Punjab after they returned from Hazur Sahib in Maharashtra.

Over 500-pilgrims who were tested for possible coronavirus exposure in Punjab after they returned from Maharashtra's Hazur Sahib in Nanded, 167 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, as per reports. Out of 183, close to 149 had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. There were over 4,000 pilgrims who were stuck in Hazur Sahib in Nanded since March when lockdown was imposed in the country. So far, reports of 577 pilgrims have been received by the concerned authorities out of 3,525 who have returned to Punjab. 

The Hazur Sahib Gurudwara in Maharashtra's Nanded district was then put on alert after some pilgrims who went back from there to Punjab tested positive for coronavirus, a gurudwara official had informed. Following this, the shrine administration initiated sanitising process in the premises at regular intervals.

"We are taking all care. Spraying of disinfectants and sanitisation of every corner of the premises is being done at regular intervals. Social distancing is being maintained. We also have our own quarantine facility here," the gurudwara superintendent Gurvinder Singh Wadhwa told.

Any staff member who goes out of the city is quarantined at the facility available here. After completion of the quarantine period, the person is asked to go to the civil hospital and get a check-up done before resuming duty, he said. Three persons are already quarantined at the facility, he added.

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