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Family conducts funeral rites without body in Odisha


The funeral rituals of a Gujarat returnee, wrongly declared COVID-19 positive, was conducted without his body at Haripur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Thursday.

As per reports, the man, who had been suffering from asthma, had returned from Surat around two months back. After his asthma aggravated, his family members took him to the Bhanjanagar hospital on May 12, from where he was referred to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.

On May 16, doctors at MKCG transferred him to a COVID-19 hospital at Sitalapalli suspecting that his symptoms may be related to the viral infection ...


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