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COVID-19 victims will not be handed over to families for burial

Head of Pathology Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr Simon Naporo has revealed that the bodies of all people who died of COVID-19 will not be handed over to their families but would be buried by the government.

According to him, the disease is highly contagious and the virus remains active even after the deah of a patient.

The closest family members of the deceased will however be allowed to be present at the burial to see how their family member is buried and laid to rest.

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Speaking to a section of media monitored by mynewsghana.net  he said that the state decided to take over the burial of those who died of COVID-19 because it has been proven medically xthat the virus remains active even after the death of a pateint so it will the dangerous to hand over dead bodies to their respective families.

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“Due to the fact that even after death the bodies remain contagious, they are not released to the families, neither are any parts of the body such as the hair strands, nails or anything on the bodies at the time of their death, retrieved.

“So unlike what happens in other situations, as soon as people die of COVID-19, their families are informed and almost immediately, the remains are interred in line with approved protocols for the highly contagious diseases,” he added.

Source: mynewsghana.net

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