Covid positive man spends 11 days on a tree in Telangana

With lack of space in his house, Shiva, a graduate student, took the decision, in order to stop spreading the infection to family of four.

For last few weeks, India witnesses very bad surge in Covid, with over 4 lakhs cases per day. Along with that many patients struggle to get oxygen, medicines and beds and many people have lost their lives due to the worsen condition prevalent in COVID.


Now in heart wrenching incident, an 18-year-old student from Telangana’s Nalgonda, who tested COVID-19 positive on May 4, has been isolating himself on a tree for 11 days to avoid spreading COVID-19 to his family.


The student is identified as Shiva built himself a bed made of bamboo sticks attached to the branches of a tree in the compound of his home and has so far has spent 11 days on it.


With lack of space in his house, Shiva took the decision, in order to stop spreading the infection to family of four.


While in isolation, Shiva, a graduate student from Hyderabad, mostly spends his time on his mobile phone, which he keeps in a tiny basket tied to the tree. His family members provide his daily meals to him through a pulley system that he has formed using rope and a bucket. 


There many others in the village who have been forced to isolate themselves in the same manner with poor conditions like in bathrooms or staying in the fields, others have built makeshift huts using gunny sacks.


Telanganatotal infection rate crossed 5.28 lakh on Sunday with 3,816 fresh infection and 27 more casualties.

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