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If COVID-19 patient dies, body will be cremated regardless of religion: BMC

ANI | Updated: Mar 30, 2020 23:46 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 30 (ANI): Given the infectious nature of coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said that if a COVID-19 patient dies, the body will be cremated irrespective of religion.

"All bodies of COVID-19 patients should be cremated irrespective of religion. Burial will not be allowed. The funeral should not involve more than 5 people," said Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
This decision comes amid reports that the dead bodies of patients pose risk of spreading the disease. (ANI)

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