An Indian family living in the UAE had to watch the funeral of their son on Facebook, as they could not fly to their home in the South Indian state of Kerala, due to coronavirus or COVID-19-related travel restrictions, media reports said.

A class 10 student Jeuel Jomay died in American Hospital in Dubai, losing seven-year-long battle with cancer on April 11. His parents wanted to bury him in their hometown Pathanamthitta in Kerala. After days of struggle, they got permission to send mortal remains in a cargo plane on Wednesday.

However, none of the four family members could

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