— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) December 6, 2020
The wedding of a merchant navy officer and daughter of an army officer didn’t quite start on a happy. Soon after the wedding, the couple was tested positive for Covid-19. And it wasn’t just the couple who tested positive, the groom’s mother, sister, aunt, and two maternal uncles were also tested positive. While the aunt is admitted to Doon Hospital and is undergoing treatment, both uncles died within 10 days of attending the wedding.
A wedding in Dehradun has led to death of two and many more infected. I don’t understand why do Indians have to do a proper wedding during these times. A wedding can really take place without criticism of food and decoration from relatives 🤷🏻♀️https://t.co/kAgbHAGYkC pic.twitter.com/EOKd8EPLM7
— Dr. Jal Kukdi (@Jal_Kukdi) December 6, 2020
While speaking to the Times of India, the bridegroom mentioned taking the Covid-19 test before going on a trip. He also pointed out that nearly 100 people who had attended the wedding are now being traced. Post-Diwali the spike in the Covid-19 cases hasn’t affected the enthusiasm around the Shaadi season. In another such incident in Rajasthan, a couple married at Kelwara Covid Centre wearing PPE kits as the bride’s Covid-19 report came positive on the day of the wedding.
What is so amazing about having a wedding in PPE kits? Why can’t they just wait for some days or months?
The marriage ceremony was conducted following the govt’s Covid protocols. pic.twitter.com/6cSPrJzWjR
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2020
Netizens are amazed by such non-sense (Superspreader) and questioning the idea behind holding weddings and inviting 50 to 100 guests at a time when conditions are not ideal.
Is the wedding more important than the health that it couldn’t be postponed? https://t.co/wd4TR7U36p
— Anabil Bhattacharya (@ianabil) December 7, 2020
Wedding in India is a disease. What is this desperation https://t.co/2JGS0y6RPS
— AJ (@ajinkxa) December 6, 2020
At a time when Rajasthan was reporting over 3,000 coronavirus cases a day, the number of weddings happening within a week was around 4,000. Yes, you read it right and we know that’s insanely crazy. But the craziest part is that the reason behind such a number of the wedding within a week is because according to Hindu Calendar that particular time was considered “most auspicious.”
Record 4,000 Weddings In Jaipur In A Week Amid Spike In Covid Cases
Why can’t these people marry next year? https://t.co/CqivNFHKHz
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) November 26, 2020
To sum-up, getting married during this pandemic could be the worst mistake of your life. As these weddings are turning into horrendous super-spreader events we seriously think it doesn’t make any sense to get married in a PPE kit. We as a citizen are not only responsible for our own lives but also of our loved ones. It’s not just the administration who has to make all the efforts in order to curb this virus and its spread.