Weddings which should be joyous, however turned sour as the wedding venue turned into a coronavirus zone killing the groom who had a high fever, and infecting more than 100 guests. This development comes amid reports that his family didn’t heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony.
According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer had a high fever before his June 15 wedding, but his family forced him to take a paracetamol tablet and proceed with his wedding ceremony which was well attended by more than 360 people in Paliganj.
However, two days later, his condition worsened and he died on the way to a hospital, he was quickly cremated but couldn’t go through test to determine whether he died of Covid-19 or not.
4 days later, 15 close relatives who attended the wedding ceremony were tested and all 15 came out positive.
An investigation was launched and samples from various attendees to the wedding were taken and 86 tested positive. A camp was also set up where samples were taken from the other attendees.
Thanfully, the bride tested negative for the deadly virus.
A close relative to the Groom said,
“Even though he was feeling unwell by June 14 and wanted the wedding deferred, family heads from both sides advised against it, citing huge financial losses if the arrangements had to be canceled,”
Although most who tested positive were asymptomatic, they have been admitted to isolation centres in Bihta and Phulwarisharif.
Block Development Officer Chiranjeev Pandey said Meetha Kuan, Khagari Mohalla and parts of Paliganj Bazaar have been sealed for thorough sanitisation.
Patna district happens to be the worst-affected in Bihar with 699 confirmed cases till date and five casualties, according to figures provided by the administration. The number of active cases is 372.
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