Medical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpaMedical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpa
Medical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpa

Grieving Indonesians are ‘snatching bodies’ to bypass coronavirus burial rules

  • Covid-19 victims must be wrapped in plastic and buried quickly, meaning relatives cannot practise traditional Muslim funeral rites
  • Hospitals are boosting their security as some distraught families are forcefully taking away the bodies of their loved ones
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpaMedical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpa
Medical workers bury a coronavirus victim in Surabaya on June 12, 2020. Photo: Zuma Wire/dpa
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