His body was left unattended on the road for more than two hours as his family members were scared of contracting the virus.
According to Sattenapalli town inspector, S Vijay Chandra, the man went for a test on Saturday and was declared positive on Sunday.
The man hired an auto to go to a private hospital but as soon as he boarded the auto he collapsed and died. It was then the auto driver came to know the man was Covid-19 positive from his family. He moved the body from his auto and left the scene.
The family members and other relatives left the body in the middle of the road. Later, police reached the spot and informed municipal authorities for assistance to shift the body.
The SI said it took some time for sanitation workers to reach the spot with all safety precautions to shift the body. As it was already known that he was a patient, the family members and others cannot go near the body as they might as well contract the virus. The sanitation workers with proper safety gear shifted the body to the burial ground to perform last rites.
In Nellore, a Covid-19 positive woman was forced to wait outside her rented house as the landlord denied her entry with her husband admitted in a hospital. She was turned away from the hospital since according to hospital authorities they did not have enough beds. Her mother-in-law (85) also prevented her from entering the home.
The woman was sitting in front of the house for the last three days. She said one of her children lives in Bangalore and other one in Hyderabad. They could not come due to restrictions, she said and pleaded with the officials to admit her in the hospital.