Abohar sees 56 virus deaths in past 20 days

Raj Sadosh
Abohar, May 21

As many as 56 people have died of Covid here in the past 20 days against 20 last month and 24 in nine months last year. With positivity rate climbing to 20 per cent, Abohar sub-division is now perhaps on the top of the Covid surge table in small towns across the state.

Social activists have now suggested a 15-day lockdown to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

Shops closed, village sealed

  • After the death of a businessman, Jagdish Kamboj, in Khuyiansarwer village on Tuesday, shopkeepers decided to keep their establishments shut till May 26
  • The gram panchayat of Himmatpura has sealed the village with the help of cops after the death of a 65-year-old resident, who was referred to Faridkot

Nitin Garg (28), who was working at a bank in Gujarat, reached his hometown with Covid symptoms and succumbed in the emergency ward of the Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital.

Vikram (41), Asha Rani (65), Khazan Chand (73), Madhu Bala (59), Vijay Luxmi (70), Krishna Devi (62), Mani Ram (63) and Sham Lal (78) are among those who lost the Covid battle recently.

Nar Sewa Narayan Sewa Samiti president Raju Charaya said the data spoke volumes of an alarming level but there had been no let-up in crowding at roadside vends, vegetable markets and other public places even when this could make the situation worse in coming days.

“Vaccination in urban areas has been limited to a single centre, while three such facilities were opened in rural areas. Also, another locker has been installed at the cremation ground here as the old ones are filled with ashes to the capacity,” he said.

Bala Ji Sewa Samiti, which has been organising free vaccination and blood camps for past few weeks, has also suggested a 15-day lockdown.

Abohar sees 56 virus deaths in past 20 days