06 other sites being considered to bury COVID victims – Sources

06 other sites being considered to bury COVID victims – Sources

06 other sites being considered to bury COVID victims – Sources

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Mar, 2021 | 5:12 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Sri Lankan government had focused its attention towards 06 other locations to be used as possible burial sites for those who die of COVID-19.

Government sources told News 1st, though Iranathivu Island was identified as a primary site to bury those who die of COVID-19, relevant agencies have been advised to carry out a study on 06 other locations including Puttlam, Ottamawadi, and Mannar as sites to bury COVID-19 victims.

The source further said a study is already taking place to use the 06 alternative sites as burial grounds if an issue arises with respect to burying COVID-19 victims on the Iranathivu Island.

The source added that requests were made from the Muslim community to name sites, within Muslim populated areas to bury COVID-19 victims, adding those requests also stressed on areas with low water contamination.

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