Jeddah: A 24-year-old Telangana youth died in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night after a brief illness after he suspected that he had contracted novel coronavirus and developed coronavirus phobia.
The youth, identified as Asili Nithin, hailed from Mupkal Mandal in Nizamabad district, came to work in Dammam in Saudi Arabia three months ago. He was shocked by the coronavirus pandemic and developed a phobia, his roomates, who also hail from the same district, said.
Nitin visited hospitals more than once to test whether he had contracted the virus or not and had tested negative. But he insisted that he was infected with the virus, stopped taking food and and blabbering that he would die soon, his friends said.
His roommates struggled to get him admitted into some hospital in the city but failed and contacted former MP K. Kavitha for assistance, who in turn asked Mozzam Ali Ifteqar, president of Telangana Jagruti in Saudi Arabia to assist them.
“He was taken to a hospital, and after examining his worsening health condition, he was admitted. He died on Tuesday,” sources said, adding that the health authorities were trying to ascertain the actual reason for his death.
Nitin was living in an accommodation shared by approximately 40 people, all hailing from Nizamabad district. Since there is a lurking fear that he may have died of coronavirus, they are all concerned now.
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