Guidelines for COVID burials to be released next week

The Director General of Health told the media that guidelines of new cremation and burial of Covid-19 deceased will be discussed during a special meeting of which decisions are to be announced next week

The Government reversed its decision to cremate bodies of all Covid-19 victims to let communities to allow burials under special circumstances.

The Gazette notification that was issued on Thursday (25), stated that the words ‘Cremation of Corpse’ of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance will be substituted to ‘Cremation or burials of the corpse’.

In addition, words ‘shall be cremated’ will be substituted by ‘may be cremated or buried. In the case of cremation, 'the corpse of such person shall be cremated’.

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