Till today, Manipur has no separate burial or funeral place for cremating COVID-19 victims yet.
According to the SOP guidelines, the expenses for the funeral are to be borne by the deputy commissioners from the National Disaster Relief Fund. However, there are reports that the expenses of the COVID-19 victims’ funerals were borne by the deceased family, Director of Health department Dr K Rajo said.
COVID-19 claimed nine more lives in Manipur on Monday
In all, 6,614 more COVID-19 patients in the world succumbed to the illness on Sunday.
The state reported two more deaths and 249 new positive cases on Friday
The WHO Situation Report 154 dated June 22, 2020 shows India as having one of the lowest deaths per lakh population. India’s cases of death per lakh population is 1.00 while the global average stands at 6.04.