Nepali woman who died of COVID-19 laid to rest in Sulaimani city

A woman cries on the grave of a Nepali national buried in Sulaimani city, February 9, 2021. (Esta Media Network/Bzhar Dabagh)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A Nepali woman who died from coronavirus in November was laid to rest in Sulaimani city on Monday.

Esta Media Network reporter Bzhar Dabakh said the 41-year-old woman, who worked in one of the houses in Sulaimani, had died from COVID-19 on November 20, 2020.

Authorities in Sulaimani had been in touch with the embassy of Nepal in Baghdad to repatriate her body for over three months, according to civil organizations.

“The Nepali government did not accept her repatriation due to her infection with COVID-19,” the reporter cited an official as saying.

Shaima Sha’s friends including Kurds and representatives of Christians and Zoroastrians as well as members of the civil organizations attended the burial in the Christian graveyard near Saiwan hill in Sulaimani.

“She was really a good person. She was also a member of the house,” an owner of the house where Shaima worked for more than a year told Esta Media Network reporter.

There are around 29,000 foreign workers in the Kurdistan Region, according to authorities.

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