COVID-19 victim laid to rest

Pallbearers carry the coffin of the 66-year-old man who passed away because of the coronavirus-ralted complications for burial at the Tavakubu Cemetery in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND.

The 66-year-old man who passed away because of coronavirus-related complications was accorded final rites by close family members in Lautoka yesterday.

He passed away on Thursday evening at the Lautoka Hospital where he was in isolation.

The man was from Labasa and had returned from India on July 1 after a heart bypass surgery.

His son, who is also in isolation, told The Fiji Times on Friday his late father was looking forward to going home.

The man was accorded final rites at the Tavakubu Cemetery in the presence of Ministry of Health staff members.

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