Coronavirus Wedding: Groom dead, 111 guests test positive
Patna : More than 100 people who were part of a wedding function in Bihar have tested positive for coronavirus, setting an example of community transmission of the infection. Samples from the bridegroom, who died a day after the wedding, have yet to be tested.
111 guests attended the wedding of a man from Paliganj block of Patna district early this month. The groom, who was an engineer in Gurgaon, drove down for his big day. However, during the wedding his condition deteriorated and he was treated at a Patna hospital for diarrhoea - a possible COVID-19 symptom.
Some of his relatives also developed symptoms and when they were tested the results came in positive.
When the number of infected reached 15 a special camp was organised between June 24 and 26 to test, identify and isolate more potential cases from the nearly 400 people who attended either the wedding or the funeral.
Of the tested people, 86 samples have come positive.
Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Indians to strictly follow National Directives for COVID-19 management, including wearing face masks in public, frequently sanitising hands and maintaining social distance.