Hookah sharing in Jind village leads to chain of Covid infections; 29 optimistic

Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Jind, August 2

After a ‘hookah baithak’ (assembly place) turned out to be the “super-spreader” of coronavirus, the panchayat banned sharing of hookah by two or extra individuals at Shadipur village of Julana block of the district on Sunday.

A complete of 29 individuals have reportedly acquired contaminated who used to share a hookah at a store within the village. While one in every of them had died throughout therapy, 24 are underneath therapy, 5 extra individuals of the group — who used to share hookah — examined optimistic for the Covid 19 right this moment.

It began three weeks in the past when a resident of the village who attended a wedding perform in Gurugram on July 8, acquired examined on returning dwelling and located himself optimistic for Covid-19.

Tracing the contacts, the well being division took samples of the individuals who used to share hookah with the particular person. The one who first acquired contaminated and most of different contaminated individuals are shopkeepers who used to take a seat collectively to get pleasure from hookah.

The village has been sealed by the district administration ban has been imposed on smoking hookah within the village. A sarpanch consultant, Anil Kumar stated after the incident the village panchayat has banned hookah and a public announcement has additionally been made to this impact in each avenue of the village.

A committee of distinguished individuals will maintain a monitor of the individuals particularly hookah baithaks within the village, he stated.

Dr Gopal Goyal, senior medical officer, Jind civil hospital, stated sharing hookah has led to a sequence of virus transmission within the village.

Julana SHO Surender Singh stated the police have sealed the containment zone space in round 750 metre and nobody is allowed to go inside or outdoors as 24 individuals have been reported Corona optimistic inside every week.

Deputy civil surgeon Pale Ram Kataria maintained {that a} chain of Coronavirus as a result of sharing hookah has led to an infection to many individuals within the village. Jind has 125 energetic circumstances of Covid 19 whereas 187 have recovered.

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