These Are The Strict SOPs For This Year’s Qing Mingjessie tan
Qing Ming is a special time for the Chinese. It’s a day set aside to remember their ancestors and to tidy up their grave sites.
As always however, Covid-19 will be making the experience a little different. This year’s Qing Ming will be following standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government.
The Ministry of National Unity (KPN) said in a statement that the festival is permitted in all states, but prayers at cemeteries and columbariums must follow strict SOPs. These SOPs were decided after considering the views of the National Security Council (MKN), the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Chinese Cemetery Management Association, and other religious groups. The SOPs will be in effect starting 20th March until 18th April; 14 days before and after the actual date of the festival, which falls on 4th April this year.