Panic Among Tripura Authorities After COVID Positive Man Organises ‘Shradh’ Ritual at Home, 40 Guests Come in Contact

The man who works in the Assam Rifles had come home last week. He was eventually tested for Coronavirus. Authorities had permitted him to stay at home under quarantine.

Published: July 24, 2020 1:19 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta

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New Delhi: In what caused panic among the authorities, over 40 people came in contact with the man suffering from Coronavirus infection in Tripura’s Agartala after his family organised a ‘shradh’ ritual for his dad. Accordimg to a report by The Times of India, the family flouted all the rules and COVID guidelines.

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The man who works in the Assam Rifles had come home last week. He was eventually tested for Coronavirus. Authorities had permitted him to stay at home under quarantine.

However, the man did not follow the instructions and organised a ritual at his home, according to the report. In further negligence on his part, he didn’t even inform the invited relatives of his illness.

On Monday, police raided his house and took him to a COVID care centre. The guests have neen moved to a quarantine facility.

Meanwhile, the north-eastern state has registered a total of 3,469 Coronavirus cases, with the death toll climbing to 9.

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Published Date: July 24, 2020 1:19 PM IST