22 students sent for home quarantine to their respective villages and homes

Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal has informed that 122 persons have been sent to the quarantine centres set up in their respective villages and homes from the isolation centre set up at Meritorious School, here. Upon reaching their villages, these people would remain in quarantine in their own villages.
Till date, out of total 282 persons, 100 persons have been shifted to quarantine centres in their respective villages, while 22 students who had returned from Kota (Rajasthan) have also been sent for home quarantine from Parker House, Punjab Agricultural University, here. He said that at present, only 102 persons are left in the Isolation Centre at Meritorious School, here.
While providing information, Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said that the persons who have been shifted to the quarantine centres had tested negative for Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).
He said that samples of these persons were taken and they came out negative and now they are being shifted to their respective villages to complete their 14-day quarantine so that they remain mentally and emotionally strong as they would be close to their family members now.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that best quality hygienic food is being provided to the persons staying at the isolation centres. He said that to wash the laundry of the isolation centre, a new machine has also been installed, that would be used to wash the bed sheets and other clothes on daily basis.
It is pertinent to mention that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had ordered that people returning from other states would be quarantined for 14 days in government isolation centres. He had also directed the officials to identify buildings or schools in villages in consultation with the sarpanches. The Chief Minister has also appealed to the panchayats and sarpanches to increase vigil in their respective areas to check the spread of COVID 19.