58 villagers test +ve in Mandi post wedding

Men, women and kids of all age groups infected

58 villagers test +ve in Mandi post wedding

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Pratibha Chauhan

Tribune News Service

Shimla, May 10

There can’t be a bigger proof of marriages proving to be Covid super spreader than the case of Kass Gehra village in Sarkaghat subdivision of Mandi district where 58 residents from one ward have tested positive, post-wedding celebrations.

The administration, led by the Sarkaghat SDM, today visited the village to distribute Covid medical kits to the postive villagers. There was a wedding in the village on April 27-28, which possibly resulted in the virus being transmitted. The Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, has sought a report.

Men, women and children of all age groups in the village have been infected with the virus and not even one house in the ward is without an infected person. All of them have been isolated and medical teams will monitor their condition round the clock.

Despite the best efforts and strict curbs being imposed by the government, people are still behaving in the most irresponsible manner and attending marriages as seems to be the case in Sarkaghat. Though only 20 people are allowed to attend a marriage, people are flouting norms with impunity.

“Though there are videos of the police challaning people in marriages, there is no dearth of people happily violating the norms,” lamented an officer in Kangra, the worst-hit district.

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