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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Barbers can be silent carriers of Covid-19, warn medical experts



Tasaduq Hussain

Srinagar, Apr 16 (KNO): The medical experts in Jammu and Kashmir have advised people not to rush to barber shops and beauty parlours as they can be silent carriers of Covid-19 pandemic.

Talking exclusively to Kashmir News Observer (KNO), renowned flu expert in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Nisar Ul Hassan said that it was totally unsafe to visit or come in close contact with a barber as it increases the risk of getting infected.

"If people move out it defeats the purpose what we are trying to achieve by way of lockdown, if anyone moves out the very purpose to stop the spread and breaking the chain will be no more effective", he said.

Dr Nasir said that at this time we are supposed to maintain social distancing and getting in close contact with someone defeats the purpose of staying at home. “If the barber moves from place to place it may increase the risk of contract this contagious disease. It will engulf a large population silently,” he said.

He cited the example of a pizza delivery boy who was tested positive in Delhi yesterday, following which around 70 families had to be quarantined. “Similarly, if the barber moves from one place to another he can also act as a silent carrier and engulf a huge population.”

“We don’t to make our hair and look beautiful in these testing times. This can be done later when we are out of this pandemic. People need to follow the guidelines for their own good and for the good of society at large,” he said.

He also said that people should adhere to this lockdown and this is the least people can do these days since staying home and maintaining social distance is the only way to fight this contagious disease—(KNO)

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