As Wuhan emerges from lockdown, residents line up to bury their dead

A man wearing a mask and a blue raincoat holds a portrait as he stands outside the Biandanshan cemetery in Wuhan on March 31.
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Date Published: April 11, 2020

Source: CTV

This week, citizens in Wuhan are returning to work, and businesses are beginning to reopen. Though life may be regaining some resemblance of normality, thousands of families are facing the task of burying their loved ones. On January 25, the Wuhan government banned all funerals and ordered cemeteries closed, to curb the spread of the virus. Now, residents are able to retrieve the ashes of their loved ones and find them a resting place.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland