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COVID-19 Died Patients to be Cremated Irrespective of their Religion – BMC

The Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Pallika (BMC), on Monday, stated that those who have died of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mumbai will be cremated irrespective of the religion they belong to. The BMC chief, Praveen Pardeshi, expressed that the burial of COVID-19 died patients will not be allowed and cremation is the only option.

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The Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Pallika (BMC), on Monday, stated that those who have died of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mumbai will be cremated irrespective of the religion they belong to. The BMC chief, Praveen Pardeshi, expressed that the burial of COVID-19 died patients will not be allowed and cremation is the only option.


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“All bodies (dead) of COVID-19 patients should be cremated irrespective of religion. Burial will not be allowed.,” informed Pardeshi, quoted news agency, ANI. He also revealed that no more than 5 people will be allowed to be present during the cremation. The instructions from the city civic body also prohibited touching of the dead body during the cremation rituals.

The Maharashtra state is one of the most affected states in the country with 193 confirmed positive cases and 8 deaths. The BMC revealed that 47 new cases of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Monday, March 30. This has taken the final number in MMR to 170.


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