A groom has died two days after his wedding after reportedly getting married feeling sick, leaving 100 guests infected with coronavirus.
A groom has died two days after his wedding after reportedly getting married feeling sick, leaving 100 guests infected with coronavirus.

Groom dies after infecting 100 guests

While weddings can now take place if the gathering follows strict social distancing measures - one bride's big day tragedy may be enough to make loved-up couple's reconsider any upcoming plans.

Here in Australia limits on wedding parties vary from state-to-state. Currently in NSW, the maximum number of people who may attend a wedding is the dictated by the venue size, with requirements dictating there needs to be 4 square metres per person under current guidelines.

In Queensland the number is capped at 100 persons regardless of venue size, while in Victoria - where there has been a recent spike in numbers - there is a 20 person limit.

In India, where weddings are known to be elaborate celebrations spanning multiple days, one couple recently decided to go ahead with their nuptials on June 15.

However the joy of the big event was quickly overshadowed by a terrible tragedy that saw the groom die after infecting 100 guests with coronavirus in the country's "biggest Covid infection chain".

A groom has died two days after his wedding where 100 guests were infected with coronavirus. Picture: iStock, posed by models
A groom has died two days after his wedding where 100 guests were infected with coronavirus. Picture: iStock, posed by models

The groom, who was a 30-year-old software engineer, developed diarrhoea and a high fever before his June 15 wedding which was attended by more than 360 guests according to The Hindustan Times.

The report claims his family forced him to take painkillers and go through with the ceremony, going against his wishes to postpone the wedding because of his spiking fever.

Two days later his condition took a turn for the worse and he died on the way to a hospital, but his body was cremated without being tested for the virus.

However his close family members were tested for the illness on June 19 and 15 were confirmed to be infected.

The huge number sparked a desperate bid to prevent the spread of the disease by local health authorities, who set up a camp was set up where samples were taken from the other attendees. Of those, 86 have tested positive, officials said on Tuesday. The bride was not among that number.

 

This surprise party ended with 18 members with contracting coronavirus. Picture: YouTube/KHOU-TV
This surprise party ended with 18 members with contracting coronavirus. Picture: YouTube/KHOU-TV

The wedding is one of a few high profile coronavirus cases emerging overseas at large gatherings as lockdown restrictions ease.

A family in Texas ended up with 18 members infected from a surprise 30th party, with a man in his 80s currently remaining on life support where he's been since June 17.

While a woman who visited a pub with her mates in Florida recently revealed she and 15 of her friends contracted the virus over a drink. Seven employees were also diagnosed with COVID-19.

A wedding in Australia became a well-known example of community transition in March when 37 guests at a ceremony in NSW's Stanwell Tops were infected.

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Originally published as Groom dies after infecting 100 guests



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