Fighting Covid-19 in the afterlife: Paper vaccines, masks, sanitisers among offerings for dead

Replicas of items such as Covid-19 vaccine vials are among the joss paper offerings sold by Kian Mei Heng Joss Stick. ST PHOTO: CALVIN YANG
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SINGAPORE - The fight against Covid-19 is spilling over into the afterlife, it seems. As countries around the world race to meet their vaccination targets, a similar drive is gaining momentum below ground.

Some joss paper shops here have been importing supplies of paper vaccines for next month's Qing Ming Festival to ensure the dead can get "inoculated" - and continue to roam freely - in the netherworld.

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