China bans funerals for coronavirus victims

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

02nd Feb, 2020. 10:17 pm
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The Chinese government has taken the initiative to not bury the coronavirus victims as another attempt to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.

According to the details, China on Sunday banned funerals, burials and farewell ceremonies for the victims of the novel coronavirus in an effort to control the outbreak as the death toll rose to 304 in the country.

Sources of Khaleej Times, The bodies should be cremated at designated funeral homes near their location, they cannot be transported between regions and cannot be preserved by burial or other means, said the trial guidelines issued by the National Health Commission, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security.

Funeral traditions such as farewell ceremonies are prohibited and bodies must be disinfected and placed by medical workers into a sealed bag, which thereafter cannot be opened.

Funeral homes must also send personnel and special vehicles to deliver the bodies according to the designated route, the guidelines said.

Pakistanis Students should not be evacuated: Naghmana Hashmi

Earlier on today, As the stranded Pakistani students in China continue to cry for help amid the coronavirus scare, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi on Sunday said that these students should continue to stay in Wuhan.

According to the sources, The statement from the envoy comes a day after a senior health official in Islamabad announced that the government will not bring its citizens despite multiple requests from the students and their families for immediate evacuation.

Speaking to media on Saturday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that no Pakistani will be allowed to travel back to the country from China till they complete a 14-day observation period.

“I want to assure our citizens that the Pakistani Embassy and Chinese government are working jointly to make sure their problems are immediately addressed. Currently, the province is quarantined and no one is allowed to go. As soon as the restrictions are lifted, we will be the first to be with our countrymen,”  Naghmana Hashmi said.

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