In an interview with GEO News reporter Murtaza Ali Shah, Faisal Edhi revealed that at least six to seven suspected coronavirus related deaths are taking place in Punjab on a daily basis.
Faisal Edhi requested everyone to not perform Ghusl (bath) of the deceased in case they were suspected coronavirus patients as that can put the person performing the Ghusl at risk of the virus as well as several others including contaminating the area where they perform Ghusl.
Edhi Foundation has closed all its morgues after people were forcefully bringing their deceased to Edhi Foundation to deal with their Ghusl and funeral services.
UPDATE: Faisal Edhi clarifies his own statement
According to Faisal Edhi, there are at least six to seven suspected coronavirus related deaths in Punjab alone which are not being reported by the Government of Punjab.
Faisal Edhi said that taking care of the deceased who died as suspected patients can put their workers at risk of infection as well as contaminating their morgues which can become a source of infection which is the main reason why they have made the decision to close down their morgues.
Apparently this is not only happening in Punjab but all over Pakistan according to Mr Edhi and he says that the deceased in such a case should be buried without Ghusl.