How fast does COVID-19 spread? One “super-spreader” in India is allegedly responsible for the required quarantining of 40,000 people.
Baldev Singh, a Sikh preacher from the state of Punjab, attended a six-day Hola Mohalla festival — an event that attracts thousands of people each day.
He died shortly after returning home and 19 of his relatives have now tested positive for COVID-19. Which means everyone they’ve been in contact with also needs to be tested and quarantined.
“So far, we have been able to trace 550 people who came into direct contact with him and the number is growing. We have sealed 15 villages around the area he stayed,” a senior official told the BBC.
Another five villages in an adjoining district have also been sealed.
One man’s ignorance has already had this domino effect. How many other people have to suffer because he refused to take the proper precautions?
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