COVID-19: Tangmarg man laid to rest, five people attend funeral

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Srinagar: Only five people attend the last rites of COVID-19 first victim in Sulanda Village of Tangmarg north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.

The deceased was the second death case of COVID-19. Before him, a Tableegi Jamaat member from Sopore died in a Srinagar hospital recently.

Witnesses said that only five people, all close relatives of the deceased, attended his funeral prayers after wearing a protective equipment, who also accompanied the body to the graveyard for burial.

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As per the guidelines laid by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), no bathing, kissing and hugging of deceased COVID-19 patient is allowed and same was followed in this case also.

The deceased was admitted in a Srinagar hospital two days ago after he was tested positive. He had a travel history of being part of a Tableegi Jamaat and had attended many religious gatherings outside the country. (KNO)

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