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.
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)