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In Photos: Nepal's Female Soldiers Break Taboos as They Handle Deceased Covid-19 Patients

Buzz | News18.com | December 6, 2020, 12:48 pm
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 Women soldiers clad in PPE are being deployed to handle Nepal's coronavirus dead, in a majority-Hindu country where it is still a cultural taboo for women to touch a dead body. Photo: Reuters
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Women soldiers clad in PPE are being deployed to handle Nepal's coronavirus dead, in a majority-Hindu country where it is still a cultural taboo for women to touch a dead body. Photo: Reuters

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 Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, Rashmi, a 25-year-old corporal, Leela, a 25-year-old private, and Rachana, a 25-year-old corporal, smile as they speak with each other while posing for group pictures after being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, Rashmi, a 25-year-old corporal, Leela, a 25-year-old private, and Rachana, a 25-year-old corporal, smile as they speak with each other while posing for group pictures after being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) pay tribute to the bodies of coronavirus victims at a crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) pay tribute to the bodies of coronavirus victims at a crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 A female soldier wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects herself during a training on how to handle bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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A female soldier wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects herself during a training on how to handle bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, along with Rachana, a 25-year-old corporal, Leela, a 25-year-old private, and Rashmi, a 25-year-old corporal, who gave only their first names, eats breakfast before being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, along with Rachana, a 25-year-old corporal, Leela, a 25-year-old private, and Rashmi, a 25-year-old corporal, who gave only their first names, eats breakfast before being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) load a body of a coronavirus victim inside a truck before heading towards the crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) load a body of a coronavirus victim inside a truck before heading towards the crematorium, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, and Leela, a 25-year-old private, look on from the balcony of their room before being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Krishna Kumari, a 37-year-old sergeant, and Leela, a 25-year-old private, look on from the balcony of their room before being discharged from a quarantine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the premises of army barracks in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) arrive to transport bodies of coronavirus victims to the crematorium from a morgue, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) arrive to transport bodies of coronavirus victims to the crematorium from a morgue, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 A female soldier's goggles are covered with vapor after handling bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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A female soldier's goggles are covered with vapor after handling bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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 Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take rest after handling bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters
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Female soldiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take rest after handling bodies of coronavirus victims, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Reuters

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