A monk in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India, who claimed to be a “baba”/saint, was able to remove the new corona virus by kissing people’s hands, only to be infected with the virus and infect 20 followers, the Daily Mail reported recently.
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In an interview with Vice, Rutland District Judge Ruchika Chauhan said: “After he began to develop severe symptoms, he himself underwent a coronavirus test and died immediately afterwards. From the contact tracking we are doing so, seven of his family members and 13 followers have tested positive. We are investigating the spread and trying to control it.”
It is understood that “baba” has been in close contact with more than 20 people, and local police officer Gaurav Tiwari said that more than 50 people have been closely monitored after his death. There are also 150 people from Nayapura in the isolated area.
The man turned the area into a local hot spot, with 85 confirmed cases, 46 of which were still active. As elsewhere, many more patients may be asymptomatic or have not been diagnosed. According to reports, there are more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh.
Upon further investigation, the health department found that the absurd “exorcism” was not the only one being held by the man, who tracked down 29 other people who had participated in similar activities in India and immediately quarantined them.
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According to the Times of India, the resurgence of local outbreaks in India has surpassed the UK in just five days, with the number of confirmed cases set to exceed 300,000, making it the fourth most confirmed country in the world. On June 12, 10,956 new confirmed cases and 396 new deaths were confirmed in a single day, the largest one-day increase since the outbreak began.