In Jhunhunu of Rajasthan; India, 95 people have been infected with Corona virus after a string of wedding ceremonies.
Though the state government had introduced strict Covid-19 regulations, including; lockdown, closure of markets at certain times, and restrictions of large gatherings. But on April 25, Siyalokala village in Jhunhunu held three weddings ceremonies.
It was after the ceremony that the virus began to spread, and the first person to be infected was the bride’s father. The villagers were subsequently tested for Covid-19, and the result came out positive for 95 people.
Surendra Shekhawat, a local resident reportedly said, “ever since we got tested, the whole village is shocked. Almost 95 people tested positive for Covid. Earlier on April 25, there were three weddings. Nobody believed that Corona is a thing. People would roam around after sampling. People are now worried and remain indoors.”
Sadly, the villagers do not have access to proper healthcare and medical attention. The area is deserted and the atmosphere seems poignant.
“We will never be the same again,” Pappu’s brother said. “Our brother has gone. He has three daughters. His report was negative, but he was feeling unwell. We don’t know what to do now, we are lost.”
The village is in dire need of essential supplies, but no one is willing to come to their village, they are ostracized by even neighboring villages.
“There is shortage of milk and vegetables, and no one comes here,” added Poonam.“
Other village people are scared of us. We are feeling helpless. We want everyone to be tested again. Administration tells us to go to Surjagarh, but in a lockdown how can we go by ourselves?” Virendra Singh, who also tested positive, asked.
Without the necessary health care for the infected people, the villagers don’t know how they will fare.
“In town you have hospitals; here we don’t even have a set-up to get an injection. We run to Surajgarh for it. If something happens to any villager, we have to spend money to get him basic medication,” one Dara Singh reportedly said.
We really do hope that this village receives medical attention as soon as possible.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.