By Laura Kemp • 18 March 2020 • 10:40
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On top of an unexpected death, the family members of those who have passed away from this virus must also give up their chance to say their last goodbyes. Since last Saturday, when the government decreed a state of alarm, all visits to cemeteries and wakes have been prohibited. The only people who will be allowed to attend will be the funeral service workers and a medical authority.
According to municipal sources, the burying or incineration of the deceased must be enforced because this ensures the maximum levels of security to avoid further contagion. Expectedly, the body must be picked up from the hospital, transported via a closed casket, and remain completely isolated until taking it to the cemetery or crematorium. Once the body has arrived at the cemetery all people present must be wearing security suits.
“It becomes an extremely difficult situation, as it is so hard to have to explain to family members that they will not be allowed to be present at the cemetery to say goodbye to their father or their husband” they explained at a Town Hall in a province in which a 70-year-old man had recently passed away.
Last Friday, the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, announced that amongst other measures, the visits to wakes in the cases of coronavirus deaths was completely prohibited. At that time there had already been two fatalities. With these measures, the goal is to avoid more cases, although knowingly this is a hard task to all loved ones.
If you do have any worries or concerns or need immediate help or assistance during this uncertain time please do call us on our emergency contact number 800 098 309 or 603531417 for immediate assistance. Best wishes and keep safe – The Golden Leaves Team
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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