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Man Steals PPE Kit from Nagpur Hospital Thinking it is a Raincoat, Tests Positive for Covid-19

Representative image. (Image: Reuters)

Representative image. (Image: Reuters)

The man stole a PPE kit thinking it was a raincoat. He tested positive for coronavirus later.

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  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: August 3, 2020, 3:01 PM IST

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In a bizarre incident, a drunk and injured man in Nagpur stole a PPE (Personal Protection Equiment) kit from a hospital in Nagpur and later tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a report by Times Now, the man, who makes a living selling vegetables, had injured himself a few days ago. He was then admitted to Mayo Hospital in Nagpur.

It was at the hospital that he came across a PPE kit and stole it, thinking it was a raincoat. When he went home, he showed it to everyone saying it was a raincoat he had bought for Rs 1,000.

People around him grew suspicious and it was soon discovered that it was a PPE kit. Authorities were alerted, who recovered the item and burned it.

Subsequently, the man’s samples were collected for a Covid test which came out positive. The man’s family and everyone who came into contact with him were also tested for the virus – their reports came negative.

Bizarre incidents have been galore during the coronavirus pandemic.

A few days ago, thieves took advantage of Covid-19 situation and broke into the house of a coornavirus patient house in Jamshedpur on Thursday night. Before decamping with cash and jewelry, the thieves had feast with mutton and rice.

Thieves stole Rs 50,000 cash and jewellery worth Rs 50,000 from the house of a Covid-19 patient undergoing treatment. They reportedly cooked mutton, chapattis and rice before fleeing with the valuables.

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