Ecstatic after recovering from COVID-19, eight members of a family danced in the isolation ward of a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Katni before being discharged. The video of the dance performance has been widely shared on social media.
The group including children is seen dancing to the song "Chinta karke kya payega, marne se pehle mar jayega" from the Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "Chhichhore".
19 members of the family were admitted to the isolation ward of the medical facility after they tested positive for coronavirus on August 8, Katni District Hospital's civil surgeon Dr Yashwant Verma said. They were discharged on August 15 after all of them tested negative following treatment, he said.
In Katni, family celebrates successfully defeating #COVID19India infection by dancing to tunes of a Bollywood song, before being discharged @ndtvindia@ndtv@GargiRawat@ShonakshiC#Corona#covidpic.twitter.com/Yzs3B1AFgd— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) August 18, 2020
Videos of people dancing with joy after recovering from COVID-19 have gone viral since the pandemic spread in India. Videos of doctors dancing to boost the morale of the patients, beat their own stress and spread positivity have emerged from different parts of the country.
India, the third worst-hit by the pandemic, has been reporting the highest number of daily cases across the world for the last 13 days. The recovery rate in the country is over 73 per cent, according to government data.
In Madhya Pradesh, over 46,300 coronavirus cases have been reported so far, and over 35,000 people have recovered. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and four of his ministers had tested positive. The Chief Minister and three others have recovered.