The district administration today locked down Anandpur Sahib and started a door-to-door survey to trace people showing symptoms of Covid.
The move comes following the death of a 70-year-old man, a resident of Nawanshahr, who tested positive and had attended Hola Mohalla functions in Anandpur Sahib 10 days ago.
While all shops, barring medical and grocery stores, were ordered to shut down, the town’s borders were sealed by deploying heavy police force in the morning. Fifty teams of the Health Department have started a survey of 4,000 houses to trace suspected patients.
The number of devotees reaching Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib also dropped to a few 100. Nearly 10,000 people visit the gurdwara every day.
The staff at the gurdwara were also screened. Sub-divisional Magistrate Kanu Garg said the survey was conducted till 6 pm covering 1,800 houses. However, no suspected case of Covid was found.
Ropar Civil Surgeon HN Sharma said a patient, who had returned from Dubai and showed symptoms of the virus, had tested negative.