Bride dressed in red benarasi, face shield and mask in place, hand covered in gloves. The groom clad in a traditional dhoti-kurta with his mask, gloves and face shield, both in love and relieved. No, this isn’t a scene from a wedding but from a designated Covid-19 hospital in Howrah district. Yes! you read that right. Hospital staff blessing the newly wedded couple with gifts and singing songs as they walk out of the hospital – this was the scene at Howrah’s Sanjiban Hospital treating coronavirus infected patients.
28-year-old Supriyo Banerjee, the groom, is a Howrah Police Civic Volunteer by profession. He had met his bride-to-be at a wedding before the lockdown. For the next two months, their friendship grew stronger and both decided to tie the knot but hadn’t informed their families. On 2nd June, they went to a temple and got married. After the initial opposition from both families, both sides also accepted the marriage and decided to hold a small reception day after the wedding to bless the newly wedded couple.
On 4th June, preparations were in full swing at the groom’s house for the reception ceremony. Both families were celebrating the marriage of their children. At 9 PM, the OC of Dasnagar Police Station arrived at the groom’s house, not with presents but a piece of news that would cast a shadow of sadness on the celebrations. He informed the Sudipto that his COVID-19 report had arrived and he had tested positive. The next day he was admitted at a COVID-19 designated hospital but his second test report on 13th June came negative and bought relief to his family. Now that the groom had recovered, his newly wedded wife went to the hospital to get him discharged. Both dressed in their wedding attire left the hospital to begin their new journey.
Source: Times Now