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Hanoi to help families of COVID-19 fatalities with cremation cost

Hanoi to help families of COVID-19 fatalities with cremation cost

Monday, August 16, 2021, 18:26 GMT+7
Hanoi to help families of COVID-19 fatalities with cremation cost
Hanoi residents keep a safe distance while waiting to have their samples taken for COVID-19 testing. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Families in Hanoi who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic are entitled to financial support to help with their cremation, according to a new resolution local authorities have recently approved.

The municipal People’s Council has issued Resolution No. 17, which mentions the use of city budgets to cover cremation expenses for COVID-19 victims. 

The city will pay VND3 million (US$132) for the cremation of each adult body, or VND1.5 million ($65) if it is a child victim. 

Reimbursement for conveyance costs based on the realistic travel lengths will also be covered by the city budget. 

Hanoi will help with other costs, including coffins, cremation bags, urns for ashes, and urn preservation until the families pick them up.

All mentioned financial support will be paid directly to cremation service providers, according to Resolution No. 17.

The municipal People’s Council assigns the People’s Committee to implement the resolution and report on the issues in official meetings. 

Hanoi has so far logged 2,434 infections and 31 deaths since the fourth wave of coronavirus broke out in Vietnam on April 27.

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