Covid scare: Body carried on trolley rickshaw to cremation ground in Ganjam

Buguda: The stigma associated with COVID-19 forced a family member of a young businessman, who died after suffering from fever on Monday, to carry his mortal remains on a trolley to crematorium in Buguda NAC area of Ganjam district today.
After relatives refused to shoulder the youth’s body, his family member hired a trolley and carried the mortal remains to the cremation ground. His family members said the youth was suffering from fever for past ten days and passed away today. As the youth’s swab samples were not sent for tests, relatives did not shoulder his body suspecting his death due to COVID-19.
A local said many people died in past week after suffering from fever. There has been a panic among the locals following these deaths, the local said.
Till yet, a total 5766 persons from Ganjam district died of COVID-19. While 54 persons died of the disease, the number of active persons stands at 1,959.

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