CoronaVirus — Media Bulletin

Media Bulletin- 17-03-2020

COVID-19: Punjab


  • Screening and Management Status:-
1. Total No. of samples tested 115
1.1 Total No. of patients tested positive till date 1
1.2 Total No. of patients tested negative out of (4) 109
1.3 Results awaited 5
2. Symptomatic as on today 14
3 Total No. of patients under surveillance as on 16th March, 2020 1187
3.1 Hospital surveillance 14
3.2 Home surveillance 1173

***One case of Corona reported positive in State.

***Patient is a resident of Italy. Tracked at Amritsar Airport and admitted in GMC Amritsar.

  • Airport & Border Check Post Screening:-
S. No Name of Airport/Border Check Post Number of passengers screened Number of passengers found symptomatic
1 Amritsar Airport 61957 7
2 International Airport Mohali 6925 NIL
3 Amritsar Wagah/Attari Border Check Post 7472 1
4 Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak Check Post 18188 NIL
Total Passengers screened 94542



Action Taken by Deptt. of Health, Punjab:-

  1. Advisory and guidelines issued to all the districts for prevention and management.
  2. Screening started at both the International Airports (Amritsar & Mohali) and check posts at International Border (Attari/Wagah and Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur)
  3. Thermal Sensors and Non-contact thermometers available at airports for screening.
  4. 500 beds in Amritsar and 500 beds in SAS Nagar Quarantine facilities identified.
  • 14 passengers under Govt. Quarantine at Amritsar.
  1. 1077 beds in Isolation Wards and 28 Ventilators identified.
  2. Control Room at State & District level activated.
  3. Central Helpline number 104 active.
  4. Sufficient logistics available at all sites.
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