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Groom, baraat get home with bride after 71 days

May 31, 2020 06:34 AM


Groom, baraat get home with bride after 71 days


: What would have been a marriage celebration for this Una-based family in West Bengal turned out to be a harrowing experience. The 17 members of the family reached West Bengal on March 21, after which lockdown was announced. They came back home after 71 days.

Block medical officer at Kutlehad area of Una district, Dr N K Angra discharged them late on Friday evening after they completed their quarantine period.

Naresh Kumar Sharma, the priest who officiated at the wedding ceremony, said they were originally supposed to come home from Kolkata on March 24 but were stranded due to imposition of lockdown.

The family had contacted rural development minister from Una district, Virender Kanwar who made arrangements for them in Bengal. State authorities arranged a bus for them on May 14and after completing a three-day journey by road, the family reached Una on May 16, after which they went into institutional quarantine in Kutlehad. On May 23, a youth among them tested positive for Covid-19. Samples of others in his contact chain were found negative

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