How One Himachal Guy Prevented Covid While Entire Town Tested Positive
Bhushan Thakur stated he followed all coronavirus precaution.
All residents of a remote village in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district except one tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month in among the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in the mountainous area where temperatures have dipped below no.
While 41 individuals checked positive in the Thorang town, 52- year-old Bhushan Thakur said he managed to avoid the infection by merely following the fundamental precaution.
” The main reason that I tested negative was that I use a mask and sanitizer and preserve social distancing,” he said.
” 6 individuals in my family too are favorable. I have separated myself from them, I cook my own food and they remain in a various space. The primary factor for the spread of coronavirus here is the cold due to the fact that it makes the majority of individuals gather in one room in front of the fireplace,” he included.
Deputy Commissioner of Lahaul-Spiti district Pankaj Rai stated, “The population of the village is around160 Due to winter season individuals from the village vacated to other locations. So, the remaining 42 were evaluated on November 13 out of which 41 tested positive.”
Many locals of Thorang village had actually moved elsewhere for the winters and 41 of 42 people staying contracted the coronavirus.
The villagers were evaluated again on Saturday and a few of them have actually checked unfavorable now, he said.
According to Mr Rai, a spiritual gathering was held on October 13 in the village which may have been the reason for the infection’s spread.
” We can’t ascertain the precise factor but due to change in climate condition the motion of individuals increased and maybe that could also be among the factors,” he added.
ML Bandhu, a government doctor in the district stated, “All people who have checked favorable are alright. Nobody remains in a serious condition. But we have requested for a door-to-door survey to discover whether anyone has comorbidities.”
Previously in October, 39 citizens of Rangrik town of Spiti valley had tested positive for the infection.
Numerous citizens of Lahaul-Spiti typically migrate to the neighbouring Kullu district in the winter because of the severe cold, a district authorities stated.
An overall of 890 individuals of Lahaul-Spiti district, accounting for about 2.83 percent of its population of around 31,500, have actually been discovered infected with coronavirus so far, according to state department information. Of them, 479 have actually been cured while 406 are still recuperating from the disease. 5 people have passed away.
More than 33,00 0 individuals have actually tested positive for the coronavirus till date in Himachal Pradesh with the state gradually opening to travelers. Of them, 518 have died, over 26,00 0 have been cured and the number of active cases is 7,070
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