Manadaluyong City orders burial, cremation within 24 hours, no wakes for coronavirus victims

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Published March 26, 2020, 11:30 AM

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Mandaluyong City government has prohibited the holding of wakes during the period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

In an Executive Order, Mayor Carmelita Abalos ordered that all deceased should be buried or cremated within 48 hours after the time of death.

If the deceased was identified as positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the body should be cremated within 24 hours, the order read.

The same rule also applies to deceased persons under monitoring (PUMs) or persons under investigation (PUIs) for the disease.

Abalos noted that the burial of the deceased should be done in accordance to the religion or custom of the dead.

Under the measure, violators may be arrested and charged under

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