New Delhi, June 1 -- A sanitation employee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), who was deployed in Badarpur, has died of Covid-19, a SDMC official said on Sunday.

Officials said the deceased employee had been suffering from diabetes and kidney ailments and was also tested Covid-19 positive.

"The sanitation employee was 53-years-old and diabetic, and was admitted to LNJP hospital for dialysis. He was cremated today (Sunday) at Nigambodh Ghat but hospital authorities said he died two or three days ago. The SDMC will extend all possible help for the family of the deceased sanitation employee," a SDMC spokesperson

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