COVID-19: Dehradun wedding leaves two dead

A wedding in Dehradun amidst the global pandemic left two dead, and many infected. The newlywed couple too tested positive for the deadly coronavirus
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Dehradun: A wedding in Dehradun amidst the global pandemic left two dead. The wedding was between a merchant navy officer and the daughter of an Army Officer. The couple tested positive of COVID-19 just after getting married.

Along with the couple, the mother, sister, aunt and two maternal uncles of the groom tested positive for the virus. The aunt of the groom is admitted to the Doon Hospital. She is undergoing dialysis. However, both of his uncles died of COVID-19, in just ten days of attending the wedding.

The wedding took place on November 20. The groom said that they were planning for a trip to Himachal Pradesh after their wedding. To further go ahead with the trip, they had taken the COVID-19 test for precaution. The couple tested positive for COVID-19.

The groom further added that they had contacted nearly 100 people who attended the wedding after they tested COVID positive.

In yet another wedding in Bihar, 100 people were affected with COVID-19. What was more shocking and sad was the groom dying after two days of marriage. The groom was a software engineer, who was working in Gurugram. A total of 369 people were there at the wedding. 79 were found COVID infected, while 24 were found infected by contact tracing.

There have been a lot of cases of death due to COVID-19 after attending weddings. This is a serious cause of concern as many people are organising wedding functions without adhering to the safety protocols. Only a handful of wedding parties are following the safety measures. Even the guests at a wedding hardly wear a mask or carry a sanitiser.

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