Corona Virus: How Is Coved-19 Dead in Italy?
When one of your loved ones is breathing the last breath of life, it’s all yours to have the chance to say goodbye to her.
But the Corona virus is also depriving Italian citizens of this important opportunity.
It is depriving the traditional burial of those killed by the virus and increasing the grief of the survivors.
“Because of this outbreak, people die twice,” says Andrea Carito, an affiliate of the burial facility in the Italian city of Milan.
“First, the epidemic isolate you from your loved ones before they die, and then the epidemic doesn’t even allow you to let go of your loved ones.” People are not able to accept this situation. ”
Death in isolation
Many Italians are being killed in such a way that neither family nor friends are close to them in time.
Most patients with the corona virus are dying in isolation from their relatives and friends. Visiting patients at hospitals is prohibited to prevent the spread of the virus.
Public officials say the virus may not spread to the victims, but it can survive on the clothes for hours after the death. This means that the bodies are immediately wrapped in protective material and buried.
Massimo Mankistropa, who works the burial ground in the Cremona area of Italy, says many survivors ask if he can see the dead body. But it cannot be because it is not allowed.
The dead can no longer be buried in their favorite and best clothing. Instead they have a ruthless anonymity in the form of hospital gowns.
Massimo Mankistropa is trying to do what is possible even in this situation.
In this unusual situation, Gorkin becomes the substitute for the relatives and friends of the deceased.
“The clothes that provide us with the clothes we put on top of the deceased, as he (the deceased) wore it.”
‘The survivors have no choice but to trust us’
In this unusual situation, Gorkin has become a relative of relatives and friends.
One of the reasons for this is that most of the victims close to the virus themselves are in quarantine.
“We are also taking care of them (relatives and friends),” explains Kirito. We send the coffin image to the deceased’s relatives. After that we take the dead body from the hospital and either bury it or burn it. The survivors have no choice but to trust us. ‘
Andrea Carito says the biggest problem is that they are unable to help the bereaved.
Kirito has been doing Gorkini for the past thirty years. His father used to do the same.
They realize that the traditional tasks performed during the burial are very important to the bereaved.
‘Touching the deceased’s cheeks one last time, taking his hand in his hand and watching them in a dignified state. It is very painful to not have such an opportunity. ‘
Many Gorkans are now in Quarantine. Some Gurkhas have even closed their business. One of the major concerns is that these people do not have enough gloves and masks.
“We have only one week’s worth of security equipment,” says Kirito. When it is over, we will not be able to do our job. ‘
Ban on burial
An emergency law has been banned by an emergency law to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in Italy. This is very unusual for a Roman Catholic country like Italy.
Kirito bury at least one dead person every day with no relatives there because they are all in quarantine.
Massimo Mankistropa points out that ‘at the moment only one or two people are allowed to attend the funeral. Even if one exists, he is not able to pay two words to the deceased. So now there is silence on such an occasion. ‘
By March 23, the death toll from the Corona virus in Italy has exceeded six thousand, the highest in the world at present.
Outside the burial company offices, there are rows of survivors, such as outside a supermarket.
In northern Italy, dead cells are filled. Doctors and medical staff are being given hero status across the country, but crematoria lacks that definition.
According to Massimo Mankistropa, the burials are viewed only as transporters of the spirits. ‘We are seen as the kiran of the Greek giant Malay story that takes the souls of the dead to another world.’