Ludhiana: 3 dead, 85 test +ve for Covid-19
Three persons died while 85 others tested positive for Covid-19 in Ludhiana on Friday. The contagion has so far claimed 897 lives in the district and infected 22, 542 persons. As many as 20, 768 persons have successfully recovered while 874 persons are still battling it.
The dead include a 75-year-old male from Mundian, a 67-year-old male from Patel Nagar and an 82-year-old male from New Shimlapuri.
Deputy commissioner Varinder Sharma said 18 persons from other districts and states have also tested positive in Ludhiana in the last 24 hours. He added that on Friday, 147 persons were sent into home quarantine while the samples of 3, 753 suspected patients were sent for testing.
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- A street hawker, Muhammed Nadeem, travels to most parts of Delhi-NCR.
- One of the police personnel who has a head injury is “critical” and is admitted to the intensive care unit.
- The farmers were not supposed to be at Red Fort at all. The monument did not fall along the pre-decided routes the three rallies were to take.
- Following the violence at Central Delhi’s ITO, East Delhi and several other parts, Delhi’s borders in East Delhi as well as the DND was briefly blocked.
- Police officers estimate that the city was overrun by around 200,000-250,000 protesters.
- Thousands of protesters who had been camping on Delhi’s borders with Hayana and Uttar Pradesh, stormed into the city, riding tractors, breaking through barriers and clashing with the police.
- Sporadic clashes continued between till late in the evening, even as the vast majority of the protestors continued their parade without incidence.
- Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
- The court was hearing a plea by a law student from Bengaluru who alleged that her photographs were mischievously and illegally lifted from social media websites and uploaded on pornographic websites.
- The scenes of farmers charging at police with their tractors were caught on camera.
- Baldev Singh, a member of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), said they marched on the agreed upon route because they wanted the protests to remain peaceful.
- At many places, local residents showered flower petals on the rally.
- By 9.30am, a group of farmers started the march; they also used trolleys attached to the tractors, despite agreeing not to use them in their previous discussions with the police.
- Singhu Border has been the most prominent protest site for the farmers at Delhi’s border for the last two months.
- In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular