Hyderabad: At a time when wedding and celebrations are being cancelled owing to Coronavirus outbreak across the country, a grand wedding took place on Thursday in Warangal town of Telangana. Over 1,000 guests are known to have attended the wedding, a report by news channel NDTV said. Also Read - Coronavirus: 236 Cases in India, Biggest Jump in a Day, Kanika-Dushyant Trail Spreads Panic Among Parliamentarians
What is more crucial is that the wedding took place seven days after the groom returned from France. He was supposed to be in be in the quarantine during that period, the report said. Also Read - Rajnath Singh Speaks to US Defence Secretary; Discusses Coronavirus, Bilateral Defence Cooperation
After the incident came to light, the groom was sent back to quarantine. Further, a reception which was scheduled for yesterday was called off. Also Read - Global Death Toll Due to Coronavirus Crosses 10,000 Mark: Here Are The Worst-hit Countries
The number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana was reported to be 19 on Friday as three more persons, including two Indonesians, tested positive, officials said.
Two Indonesians, aged 27 and 60, were found positive for Covid-19, taking to 10 the total number of infected Indonesians. The 10-member group, said to be preachers, had stayed in Karimnagar town for two days.
They were undergoing treatment at government-run Fever Hospital and their condition is stated to be stable.
Earlier in the day, a 18-year-old woman who recently arrived from London was tested positive. According to the health department, the woman, a resident of Hyderabad, was referred from a private hospital and was admitted to the Chest Hospital. Her condition is stated to be stable.
For nearly a week, the state has been reporting Covid-19 positive cases every day. Three cases were reported on Thursday. Two of them had recently returned from London.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to visit Karimnagar on Saturday to instill confidence among people and also monitor the measures taken to contain the spread of Covid-19. He is likely to visit the affected areas and also hold a review meeting with the officials.
In a slew of measures announced to combat COVID-19 on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that all those who returned from abroad after March 1 would be screened. He asked all such people to report to authorities and also announced setting up of committees at village and town level to identify foreign returnees and place them under home isolation.