12 went to barber shop for haircut, six returned with COVID, cloth used turn villain – UKMALAYALEE

12 went to barber shop for haircut, six returned with COVID, cloth used turn villain

Monday 27 April 2020 3:13 AM UTC

BHOPAL: Six people who went to a salon for haircut and a shave were later found to be infected with the novel coronavirus at a village in Madhya Pradesh, officials said. The entire village has been sealed by the police.

According to reports, the barber at the salon in village Bargaon in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district used the same cloth to shave and cut hair of the six customers.

A man from the village who works at a hotel in Indore recently came home and got a haircut on April 5. He was later found to be infected with COVID-19, chief medical and health officer of Khargone Dr Divyesh Verma said.

Later, the samples of 12 more men who went to the same salon on the same day were sent for testing. Of them, six from village Bargaon tested positive.

The barber has tested negative for the highly infectious virus. Khargone has reported 60 positive cases till date and six deaths.

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