While the government has clearly mentioned in its guidelines that no wedding ceremony with over 50 guests shall be performed some don’t care about it. A similar thing has happened in Bihar’s Patna. And what it has resulted in is a tragic end. The wedding with over 100 guests (more than double the permissible limit) saw many infected and the groom succumbing to COVID-19.
The wedding took place on June 15 at Deehpali village in Paliganj of Patna. Two days later the 30-year-old software engineer groom died. He was unwell at the time as per reports from Zee News and had COVID-19 symptoms. Under the pressure from the family, he went ahead with the ceremonies.
Further, around 110 guests at the wedding ceremony have also been affected by the disease creating the fear of massive transmission. The district administration has said that negligence and violation of COVID-19 guidelines led to the death and spread of the disease.
The groom is reported to have died even before he could have been admitted to the hospital. He was cremated without any testing for the COVID-19 as the villagers informed about the tragic incident. While the cases are rising at an all-time high there has been negligence from the side of people which PM Modi also pointed out in his national address yesterday.