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In Photos: The Process of Burying a Deceased Coronavirus Patient

Scenes from a burial ground in Delhi.

New Delhi: The spread of the coronavirus has led to the adoption of measures that have affected daily life like perhaps nothing else has in recent times. From socialising to eating to healthcare, the rules governing each aspect have had to undergo drastic changes.

Burials and cremation services of those who have passed away after having been infected by the coronavirus have been handled with caution and some amount of fear. One such burial took place in New Delhi after Ali, a 62-year-old patient from the Nawab Ganj area, died at Bara Hindu Rao hospital.

Few family members and friends were present for the ceremony which stood out because of the precautions that were taken.

The process of burial begins at a ground in Central District of Delhi. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Ali, a 62-year-old from Nawab Ganj area of New Delhi died on Saturday. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Ali died on April 18 at Bara Hindu Rao hospital. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Most graves in the burial ground are unmarked. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

The ceremony is barebones. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Very few people attend the burial. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Rules take precedence over rituals. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Most graves are unmarked. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

The process of burying is one involving close inspection. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Burials have to follow mandated rules. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

Delhi is one of the worst affected in the country. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire

The process of burying patients of coronavirus is often long. Photo by Shome Basu/The Wire