Farewell ceremony with the dead to the cemetery or crematorium should not last more than 10 minutes, decided the authorities of St. Petersburg. Completely memorial service for the dead is prohibited, if the person died as a result caused by a coronavirus illness or in case of suspected infection.

“the ceremony of farewell limited to 10 minutes”, — stated in the document, which leads to RBC. During the funeral, by order of the city hall, came should not violate the social distance (at least 1.5-2 m from each other), the use of masks and gloves to prevent direct contact with the body of the deceased.

The authorities of Petersburg emphasize that a memorial service prohibited, if the person died because of coronavirus, as well as on-site redeveloped for the treatment of infected hospitals and other medical institutions, where are the people with COVID-19.

Earlier it became known that in Yekaterinburg because of the epidemic of the coronavirus began to practice the ceremony of farewell with the dead using modern technology. “The farewell ceremony is conducted in online mode. Leading the ceremony was also missing in the room, he does his work remotely,” said URA.RU Dmitry Khazov, Director emup “Combine of specialized service”.