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Couple tie knot via video call in J&K after groom tested +ve for COVID

Couple tie knot via video call in J&K after groom tested +ve for COVID-The Dispatch

Jammu: Amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, many ceremonies and marriages have been postponed or canceled but a couple in Jammu and Kashmir has tie knot via video call after groom tested positive.                          

Groom Manir tested positive for COVID-19 just a day before the marriage, prompting couple to tie knot via video call.                    

As per reports, the marriage of Manir, who lives in Kotla Ransu of Reasi district, was decided on April 8 with Razia Bibi, a resident of Panasa Bandhar.

Manir, who works as pony on the Shivkhodi track, infected with the COVID. Following which, he was isolated for thirteen days at home. The two families decided not to change the date of the marriage in this hour of crisis.

Both families agreed to the online Nikah. For this, discussions were also held with Liaquat Ali, chairman of the Forest Right Act, former sarpanch Bashir Ahmed. It was decided to get married on April 8.

40 people attended the online wedding from the boy’s side.

In this, the corona protocol was fully followed.

It is pertinent to mention here that  the active caseload in Jammu and Kashmir has breached 6000 mark after 808 new cases reported across the Union Territory while 4 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 2023.

The official told The Dispatch that the active caseload reaches to 6115. “Among total active cases in J&K 1909 from Jammu region while 4206 from Kashmir region,” he added.  He further said that death toll reached 2023 with four fresh fatalities within last 24 hours due to deadly infection.

He further informed the total tally reached to 136470 with 808 new cases.       

“Among 808 fresh cases, 525 reported from Kashmir region while 283 from Jammu region,” he said.                           

He informed that in Kashmir region, district Srinagar reported 299 cases which is highest in the region while lowest 7 cases reported from district  Ganderbal..

Similarly, he said that in Jammu region highest cases 164 were reported from Jammu region while district Ramban has not reported any cases.                                           


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