New Delhi: Six people who went for haircut in Madhya Pradesh’s Bargaon village tested positive for coronavirus. If reports are to be believed, the barber at the salon used the same cloth for all the six customers. The police have sealed the entire village following the incident. Also Read - Number of Containment Zones in Delhi Soars to 144, With The Addition of 25 New Areas | Full List Here
Chief medical and health officer of Khargone, Dr Divyesh Verma informed that a man (who resides in the village) used to work at a hotel in Indore. On April 5, he returned to the village and got a haircut. Later, he tested positive for the deadly COVID-19. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in India Cross 1.9 Lakh-mark; Delhi Seals Border With UP, Haryana For 1 Week | Key Developments
Following this, the samples of 12 more men who went to the same salon on the same day sent for testing. Of the total 12, the results of six men came positive. However, the barber has tested negative for COVID-19. Also Read - Imran Khan Says it Was 'Mistake' to Enforce Strict Lockdown Even as COVID-19 Cases Cross 72,000-mark
Notably, Coronavirus figure in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 1,945 today after 103 more people tested positive for the virus. Seven deaths were also reported since Friday evening, taking the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 99.
Meanwhile, the nationwide tally of coronavirus positive patients crossed 26,000 with fresh cases getting detected in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital among other places, but the government said the daily growth rate has dipped to 6 per cent.