COVID-19: Dead body can be buried wrapping with plastic

Sun Online Desk

3rd June, 2020 06:07:12 printer

COVID-19: Dead body can be buried wrapping with plastic

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has informed that the dead body infected with coronavirus can be buried after wrapping it with plastic and there is no need of a separate graveyard for them.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of the DGHS, came up with the statement in the daily online bulletin on the COVID-19 situation on Wednesday.

"The dead can be buried after wrapping with polythene if a body bag is not available", she said.

"Burial and cremation (of a body) can be held performing own religious rites. If a body bag is not available, the body can be buried at the dedicated or family graveyard after wrapping with a polythene," she said.

She also informed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had said there is no evidence of risk of infection from dead bodies.


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