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Thursday, 3 September 2020

Health team stopped, antigen kits destroyed

Tribune News Service

Hisar, September 2

A team of health officials was allegedly stopped and their medical kits were burnt when they went to take samples of contacts of a Covid patient in Nakta village of Fatehabad district, the police said on Wednesday.

The team had gone to Nakta village on Tuesday to take samples of a family after a member had tested positive and died at the medical College in Agroha on August 31.

A group of villagers armed with iron rods, sticks and other weapons did not let the team enter the village, according to a complaint by the health officials.

Some of the equipment such as rapid antigen kits were burnt during the incident, the police said.

A police spokesperson said a case under Sections 147, 149, 186, 269, 353, 435, 504 and 506 of the IPC and Section 51 (B) of the Disaster Management Act was registered against unidentified persons.

from The Tribune

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