According to Dinkar Gupta, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab, Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) Harjeet Singh's hand got cut off in the incident and he was immediately rushed to the PGI Chandigarh for surgery.
So far 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported from the state. One person has died due to the disease while 18 others have been cured, said the state Health Department in a statement.
The 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to contain the spread of novel coronavirus will end on April 14.
The states which have crossed 200-mark for COVID-19 positive cases also include Madhya Pradesh (532), Telangana (504), Gujarat (432), Andhra Pradesh (381) and Kerala (364).
In the letter written earlier this week, the DMC had quoted the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating, "Countries should not profile novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in terms of religion or any other criteria."
The newly carved union territories -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir--- have 15 and 207 cases, respectively.
Out of five new COVID-19 cases, three are male patients and two are female. These cases were reported from PMGP colony, Muslim Nagar, Kalyanwadi and Murugan chawl.
Over the past few days, appeals were made to the Muslim community from several quarters to not venture out of their houses to pray on Shab-e-Barat in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Kerala: Ernakulam District Administration has set-up Walk-in Sample Kiosk (WISK) to collect samples from those with COVID19 symptoms. Sample collection for current PCR test & Rapid test, can be done using WISK. (Source: Ernakulam District Administration)