Two farmers from Punjab, who have been a part of the group protesting right here in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines, handed away with considered one of them discovered COVID constructive, officers stated on Wednesday. The 2 farmers Balbir Singh (50) and Mahender Singh (70) residents of Patiala and Ludhiana respectively died on Tuesday.
They have been a part of the group protesting close to the Singhu Border. Sonipat’s Chief Medical Officer Jaswant Singh Punia stated Balbir had been affected by fever for a few days.
He was declared introduced lifeless at a authorities hospital and a take a look at revealed that he had COVID, stated Punia. Rai Station Home Officer (SHO) Bijender Singh, nonetheless, stated they have been but to obtain the report from the well being officers.
Mahender’s physique was despatched for autopsy and the precise reason for his dying was but to be ascertained, stated Kundli SHO Ravi Kumar. 1000’s of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and elsewhere have been protesting at numerous border factors close to Delhi, together with Singhu and Tikri, for the previous six months demanding rollback of the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines.