30 dead in Uttarakhand’s Roorkee in May, showed Covid-like symptoms, say locals
ROORKEE: At least 30 people have lost their lives in a village in Uttarakhand’s Roorkee this month after suffering from Covid-like symptoms, locals said on Sunday. The administration did not give out the exact number of deaths in Libberheri village but said "several people have died". A senior go nment offi al said teams from different departments like revenue, health and police have been pressed into service to know the exact cause of deaths.
Joint magistrate of Roorkee, Nmi Bansal, told TOI, “We still have no data that could point to that these deaths happening due to Covid-19. It (the deaths) might be due to Covid-19 or some other fever or ailments. But we have intensified our efforts to test every Covid-19 suspect in the village.”
Villagers believe it all started when a few of them returned from Maharashtra, where they used to work. And they brought the infection to the village which has a population of about 12,000.
“My elder brother lost his life due to Covid-19 as many others did. Several people are still suffering from this deadly fever,” said 35-year-old Dharmender.
On May 10, when an RT-PCR test facility was set up in the village, 10 out of 71 tested positive for Covid-19. Shubham Kumar, a member of the group that organised the testing camp, said, “Locals are also at fault. They are still not aware about Covid-19. Despite our efforts, they did not come out for the testing.”
Cannot be true. Modiji said COViD is over, just cover up as cold and cough. Keep the COVID numbers low, it looks good.
Blame Maharashtra.. Perfect anti covid strategy smh
there is no covid in india we have strongest immunity in the world and a super strong pm.Everything else is a rumour...
So what- the BJP go nment had already celebrated 'WIN OVER COVID' -so there can not ba any covid in these deaths- so go on concealing the figures, deny the deaths and go scot free
Most super spreader events are caused because of people returning back fearing lockdowns, yet there is no protocol or steong measures taken by any state govts.
Kumbh mela could not be the reason ?
This is what is happening all over India except in Ker. In Ker, people are more aware of things and the opposition is kee a close watch on go nments actions. So no death can be concealed. So the death figures of all over India will be much more than coming in media. In UP dead bodies are thrown into Ganga or buried on its banks surreptitiously.
India is an unruly country
Thank the super spreaders Khumb Mela for the tragedy in Uttarakhand
Rumor mongers will say anything from showing 15 years back dated photos of body floating on water as if it happened yesterday.
They've ensured their passage to the heavens by going to the Kumbh Mela. Well done!
Our indians are angry when pizza is late or zomato delivery is late. they show their anger on people who are smaller to weaker to them. they dont show anger when govt or po iticians failed in their duty
Its the easiest thing to throw blame at the go nment.
It may be KUMBHA effect. The re gious people who had visited at that time may have turned in to carrier of corona.
Now our honourable Health Secretary will come to the defense of Central Go nment saying its a new variant that is a surprise!!! Central Go nment will it is State's responsibility!! State will say we have formed a team to probe!!!
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It is impossible. The last BJP CM of Uttarakhand said that masks are not important and if you wear masks how will beauty parlors function. Also he mentioned Maa Ganga will wash away Covid. So how can people get Covid.
All govt (central and state) are under reporting death count.. the 4000 should be read as 25000 daily death..
Its atleast five times the figures shown
Shh... this is natural death. Not to be counted as Covid.
Yes, there must be a probe into the matter, at least to ensure that such deaths do not continue.
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