New Delhi: A Madhya Pradesh man, who returned from Dubai, and 11 of his family members have tested positive for coronavirus, days after he returned to India and organised a feast in the honour of his dead mother in the state’s Morena district. Also Read - Undaunted by Stone-Pelting Attack, Doctors & Health Workers Return to Indore's Tatpatti Bakhal For Screening
The development comes even as the nation continues to grapple with the fallout of Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which has contributed to a huge spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the country in the last few days. Also Read - Indore COVID-19 Attack: 13 Arrested For Pelting Stones at Medical Team, NSA Slapped on Four
The man, identified as Suresh, who works as a waiter in Dubai, arrived in Morena on March 17 and organised the function three days later, which was attended by as many as 1,500 people. He developed symptoms for coronavirus on March 25, but visited a hospital only four days later. Also Read - Shameful! Stones Pelted at Health Workers in Indore as They Come For Coronavirus Screening
The man, along with his wife, was put in quarantine and the couple ended up testing positive for the infection on Thursday.
Following this, the authorities also tested 23 of his relatives out of whom 10, too, tested positive for COVID-19. All 12 are now quarantined at a hospital. Those who tested negative have been put in isolation at their homes in different parts of the district.
The colony, where the function took place, has also been sealed to prevent a possible COVID-19 outbreak.
Madhya Pradesh has thus far reported over 150 cases of coronavirus out of which majority are from its commercial capital Indore, which witnessed an incident of an attack on a team of health officials by a mob, earlier this week.