Ministry of Civil Affairs: medium-high risk areas to suspend collective activities such as mass mourning

2022-07-17 0 By

Today (April 3) is the first day of the Qingming Festival holiday, which will also see the peak of the qingming festival. The Ministry of Civil Affairs has asked all localities to coordinate the epidemic prevention and control work and the qingming Festival festival, so as to avoid the occurrence of clusters of epidemics and scale rebound, and to meet the needs of the masses.The Ministry of Civil Affairs has requested that funeral services in medium-high risk areas be suspended, and collective activities such as centralized funeral services, ashes scattered into the sea and wake farewell should be suspended to prevent cluster infection. However, online funeral services and surrogate funeral services should be opened to meet the needs of the masses.In low-risk areas or areas where no epidemic has occurred, measures such as appointment screening, time-sharing and online and offline screening should be taken to meet the normal needs of the masses.Efforts will be made to promote civilized and low-carbon offerings such as online offerings, flower offerings, and family memorial services. Online offerings will be provided to the public through channels such as mobile clients and wechat public accounts, and on-site offerings will be reduced.Civil affairs departments at all levels and funeral service organizations should keep traditional models such as telephone reservations and offline services, and set up green and convenient channels to meet the needs of special groups of people, especially the elderly, who find it difficult to use smart technology, said Wang Jinhua, director of the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ social affairs department.CCTV News wechat official account (ID: CCtvNewscenter)