Rayagada: A pall of gloom descended on Muniguda town in Rayagada district after three members of a family infected with COVID-19 succumbed to the deadly virus just in five days.
The Coronavirus pandemic has left the residents of Muniguda shell-shocked following the tragedy.
According to reports, an established businessman in Muniguda area was ailing in a past few days. On August 28, he died at his residence. After his death, his test report came positive for COVID-19. After attending last rituals of the deceased, his two younger sons reportedly developed COVID-19 symptoms and both tested positive.
Following their COVID test result, the duo was admitted to a COVID hospital in JK Pur. As the health condition of one them deteriorated, he was shifted to a COVID hospital in Berhampur for treatment.
On the other hand, the deceased businessman’s elder son was admitted to the COVID hospital after being infected with the virus on Monday. Later, he was shifted to Bhubaneswar for treatment. On Tuesday morning, he died under treatment at a private hospital. Barely 1 hour after his death, his second siblings, who was battling for life in a COVID hospital in Berhampur, succumbed on the same day yesterday.
Currently, their youngest brother is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in JK Pur.