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Dubai-returned man who threw a feast for 1,500 people tests COVID-19 positive

4/04/2020 at 9:49 AM

Morena, April 4: A Dubai-returned man who recently threw a feast for 1,500 people has tested coronavirus positive along with 11 of his family members in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district.

Days before he was tested positive for COVID-19, the man had organised a feast for 1,500 people in the honour of his dead mother.

The local authorities have sealed the entire colony where the function took place to prevent spread of the deadly virus.

The man, identified as Suresh, works as a waiter in Dubai. He came to Morena on March 17 and the funeral feast was organised on March 20.

He developed coronavirus symptoms on March 25, but visited a hospital four days later.

He and his wife were put in quarantine and they tested positive on Thursday, following which the authorities tested 23 of his close relatives out of which 10 are positive.

The man was tested in Dubai before his arrival but had no symptoms. He says his wife was ill two days before coming to Morena, reports ndtv.com

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