Lucknow: The second storm of Covid-19 in India has left the nation in a severe health breakdown with burning pyres, space crunch in cremation grounds, bodies lying on roads for last rites, shortage of oxygen stock. Amidst this few shops which earlier sold items for wedding ceremonies, are now forced to sell items needed for last rites.
As people call off wedding plans, some shops selling materials for marriage processions have stocked these items in their stores and have started selling items needed for last rites, the Times of India reported.
“The entire city is witnessing a record number of Covid-19 cases and the old city area and area adjoining Chowk are no exception. Although my family is in the business of the wedding items, we are now selling things needed for last rites,” said Ankit Agarwal who runs a shop in the Chowk area of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.
“This also helps people as there were no such shops in the area and customers had to go to different markets,” he was quoted by the report as saying.