VISAKHAPATNAM: In a shocking incident, a groom from Visakhapatnam district who had served meals to 500 relatives who attended his wedding ceremony, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, August 16.
According to reports, groom had recently travelled to Ranga Reddy district in Telangana and had returned to his hometown in Kodavatipudi village in Kotauratla mandal of Visakhapatnam district 20 days ago.
The groom complained of COVID-19 symptoms ahead of his wedding and underwent a coronavirus test with a VLM kit and sent a sample to Narsipatnam area hospital on August 5.
The groom, awaiting coronavirus test results, got married to a woman from Ravikamatham village of the same district on August 15. In the meantime, his test results came out on August 16 a day after the marriage where it was found that the groom had tested positive for coronavirus.
The wedding which took place at a church in the same village was attended by about 90 relatives from both sides along with the pastor. Around 500 people attended a luncheon near their home on August 15.
After the groom tested positive for the virus, government health officials identified all those who attended the wedding and asked them to be in home quarantine.
In a similar incident, a couple from Nandikotkur town in Kurnool district who have planned their wedding on July 26 had postponed their marriage after the bride tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, July 25. As a part of COVID-19 precautionary measures, the bride and the groom underwent COVID-19 tests three days before the marriage, in which the groom was found infected with the virus.