Lucknow, Sept. 2 -- Knowing full well that they are at a greater risk of catching infection despite taking precautions, the staff of Bhaisakund electric crematorium have been discharging their duty with utmost sincerity while creaming Covid-19 victims ever since the fatalities increased due to the pandemic.

"I report for work at 5.30 am and leave the crematorium around 12 midnight daily these days. Earlier I used to report at 9.30 am and used to leave by 6 pm. However, my routine changed after corona deaths increased in May," says caretaker Munna, 34, who heads a team of three at the crematorium owned/run by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC).

"My colleagues and I change personal protective equipment (PPE) kits two to three times dai...