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Check infection threat, states told over dumping of bodies in Ganga | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Reacting to reviews of bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims being dumped in the river Ganga, the Centre has sensitised its businesses in direction of lacking actions on the bottom and requested states to hold out pressing threat evaluation of infections amongst folks dwelling alongside the river.
While Bihar authorities has now determined to bear the associated fee of cremation or burial of Covid victims in all districts alongside the Ganga or its tributaries, UP will present Rs 5,000 every to households of victims in rural areas alongside the river. Both states have knowledgeable the Centre of their selections in a evaluate assembly on Saturday.
The states have been requested to cease the observe of burying lifeless bodies in the sand alongside the river. Hundreds of bodies have lately been fished out from the river in a number of districts in UP and Bihar.
A Bihar authorities consultant told the ministry that even when the deceased didn’t have a Covid optimistic report however had signs, the household could be supplied assist for cremation or burial.

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