Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The Moroccan ambassador in Italy Youssef Bella said that 34 Moroccans have succumbed to COVID-19 in Italy, at the time of writing.
The Moroccan ambassador noted that Islamic burial rights were completely fulfilled to all victims, all buried in Islamic cemeteries.
Bella also said that the Italian authorities opened 16 new Islamic cemeteries across the country, in a bet to accommodate all Muslim victims that passed away in the European country.
Bella said the number of new cemeteries adds up to the existing 48 ones, which brought the total number of Islamic cemeteries in Italy to 64.
“We are highly appreciative of the job done by the Italian authorities,” the Moroccan ambassador said.
“They did a great job, responding swiftly and promptly to our requests to open new Islamic cemeteries, which indicates the extent of appreciation and respect that our community enjoys and the extent of their integration,” Bella added.
Bella expressed his sadness that they could not grant the wish of COVID-19 victims and their families to be buried in Morocco, “given the exceptional juncture,” the man stressed.
The Moroccan Times.