November 29, 2021

New COVID-19 SOPs for shopping malls, burial in Lahore

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LAHORE: The district administration of Lahore has announced new SOPs for shopping malls and burial ceremonies in the city after coronavirus infection spike in Punjab.

Only one family member will be allowed to enter a shopping mall, and grocery, or medical store at a time, says a notification issued by the district administration.

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SOPs for burials

According to another it is mandatory to strictly follow all the SOPs issued by the government for burials. Following are SOPs for burials:

Teams and family members preparing the body for burial must use PPEs, hazmat suits, gloves, N-95 masks, goggles, long boots, and shoe covers

All clothing of deceased person to be disposed

Body to be wrapped and packed in a coffin with 5% chlorine

Body to be transported to the burial site in a dedicated vehicle which should be disinfected later

During funeral prayers, large gatherings are to be avoided and social distancing has to be implemented strictly. The orders stated that a special team will lay down the body in the grave. The family can only participate in covering the grave.