UP News: 22 Dead In Gonda, Locals Say They Died Of Covid-Like Symptoms

UP News: Migrant workers who returned from Mumbai to different villages of Uttar Pradesh during the panchayat elections may have infected people in the rural belt. Recently, 22 people have died in Nindura village in Gonda of Uttar Pradesh. Locals say that they died with Covid-like symptoms while no medical help reached them over days.

Villagers claimed that everything was good in the village before migrants from Mumbai returned. As soon as they returned from Mumbai it became a reason of major concern in the village.

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Covid despair among villagers

A father-son duo died on the same day after contracting Covid-19. Mohammad Arshad (28 years) who worked at a hardware shop died at the Colonelganj healthcare center due to breathing issues. 

His father, Mohd Saad (40 years) also tested positive and he was also admitted to the same facility. Just two days after the incident, he also died. Family members including Mohd Shoaib and Mukeed Khand claimed that no one came for Covid-19 testing in the village.

In another incident, Zameuddin Khan lost his father Farkhuddin. He claimed that he also took him to CHC Colonelganj but they refused to admit him saying they have no oxygen support.

However, when questions were asked on the poor facilities, Gonda DM Martandey Shahi had no answers and pointed at CMO Gonda and told us to meet him over the issue. 

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