The four municipal cemeteries Belo Horizonte will be closed on the Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 2. According to the Belo Horizonte Municipal Parks and Zoobotany Foundation, an organ linked to the town hall the capital, visits to the tombs will be suspended to avoid agglomerations due to the risk of expansion of the coronavirus. Currently, four cemeteries are administered by PBH: the Cemitério da Paz (Alto Caiçara), the Cemitério da Consolation (Jaqueline), the Cemetery of Missing (Bairro Saudade) and the Cemitério do Bonfim (Bairro Bonfim). In all, entry is only allowed in burials, with a maximum limit of 10 people at a time.
“Even in All Souls Daytherefore, the determinations of Municipal Decree No. 17,298 remain valid: visits to tombs and the transit of people within municipal necropolises will not be allowed, except for possible participation in burials on the day, subject to the provisions of specific ordinances on cemetery services during the pandemic. The measure aims to safeguard the health and safety of the population and employees of the necropolises “, says the note from the Parks and Zoobotany Foundation.
The private cemeteries, in turn, should work, however with pre-scheduled visits, in order to control the transit of people.