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Union Health Ministry relaxes guidelines on handing over bodies of suspected Covid cases to families

IndiaTimes Sunday, 14 June 2020
The Union Health Ministry on Sunday relaxed the guidelines on handing over the bodies of suspected Covid-19 cases to relatives for cremation to ensure that they do not have to wait for laboratory confirmation of the infection.
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