Farmer Protests: Activist Succumbs To Covid-19 After Falling Ill At Farmer Protest Site On Delhi BorderRakesh Tikait addressing a large meeting in April 2021 amid Covid-19 surge

Momita Basu (25), daughter of communist leader Utsav Basu from West Bengal, died of Covid-19 on Friday (30 April). She had reached the protest site at the Tikri border on 12 April and fell ill on 26 April as per a report published in The Times of India.

She had an infection in her lungs apart from testing positive for Covid-19.

Punjab Kisan Union leader Jasbir Kaur Natt told the reporters: “She was in my direct contact. She was an active girl and was participating in various programmes at the farmer protest. When she felt uneasy on 26 April, my daughter Navkiran Kaur Natt took her to a private hospital at Bahadurgarh. She had to put in a lot of effort to get her admitted to the hospital. In the Covid test, she turned positive and passed away on Friday evening. Her mortal remains were consigned to flames at Bahadurgarh.”

Delhi reported 18,043 new Covid-19 cases, 20,293 discharges and 448 deaths in the last 24 hours (3 May), taking the active cases tally to 89,592.

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