East Godavari man stuck in Muscat; Urge authorities to see his dead son

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 March 2020 3:58 PM GMT
East Godavari man stuck in Muscat; Urge authorities to see his dead son

East Godavari: A man from East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh who is stranded in Muscat has sought help from authorities to return home after his three-month-old baby died in his hometown Pithapuram.

Ravi Kumar, who works in a private firm in Muscat, received news on 24 March that his baby had died. Left with no other option, the devastated father posted a video crying and requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy, and Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao to let him see his son for the last time.

In the wake of the Corona virus outbreak, the Indian government, on 19 March, had declared that no international aircraft will be allowed to land in India from 22 March for a week.

West Godavari district has the highest number of foreign returnees, 3,057, and also the highest number of people who completed the 28-day observation, 902. The district reported the highest number of people under home isolation, 2,152, while Visakhapatnam reported the most number of people hospitalised within the last 12 hours, 18.

To date, 23 people have been hospitalised in Vizag. Sixty-five samples were tested in Visakhapatnam, of which three tested positive, 43 negative, and tests are awaited for 19 samples.

On 24 March, a 25- year-old man who had travelled to London tested positive for Corona virus in Vizag city taking the total number of confirmed cases in the city to three. Now, Andhra Pradesh has seven positive COVID-19 cases.

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