Groom Dies Before Honeymoon, Infects Over 100 Guests With Covid-19
A wedding in India turned out to be a Coronavirus hotspot, killing the groom
who had a high fever, and infecting more than 100 guests as his family didn’t heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony.
According to report, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhea and a high fever before his June 15 wedding, but his family forced him to swallow a painkiller and go through with the ceremony, attended by more than 360 people in Paliganj.
48 hours later, his condition worsened and he died on the way to a hospital, according to the news outlet. His body was quickly cremated without being tested for the coronavirus.
As a result of the man’s death, all of his close relatives were tested for the virus on June 19 and 15 were confirmed to be positive.
In a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of the disease, a camp was set up where samples were taken from the other attendees. Of those, 86 have tested positive, officials said Tuesday.
The bride meañwhile tested negative for the virus.