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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.

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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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