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Ten Funerals held Wednesday

THE NEW TODAY understands that funeral homes will hold thirty funerals in Grenada within a two day period.

According to a well-place source, ten funerals were held today and another twenty is scheduled for tomorrow.

The source who spoke on condition that he was not identified said that Otway-Bailey Funeral Home held nine of the ten funerals today while the other was done by La Qua & Brothers Funeral Agency.

He stated that La Qua is expected to do 15 funerals tomorrow and Otway/Bailey another five funerals.

The funeral homes have been complaining about the pile up of about 60 bodies waiting for burial due to the State of Emergency now enforced on the island due to the coronavirus.

Under funeral regulations, only ten persons including a Minister of Religion and close family members are allowed to be present for each funeral on the island.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has reportedly instructed the Funeral Homes not to broadcast on the local media the dates for funerals in order to limit the number of persons who might want to attend the ceremony to bid farewell to loved ones.

The funeral agencies have been told that another two days will be given to them next week to hold more funerals.

The usual “Happy Hour” of socialising with drinks and food after funerals have been outlawed by the police.

Hundreds of Grenadians were exposed to a COVID-19 patient just over three weeks ago at a funeral at River Sallee in St. Patrick. 

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