Home Health Govt Makes A U-Turn On Transportation Of Dead Bodies

Govt Makes A U-Turn On Transportation Of Dead Bodies

by Kudakwashe Vhenge


The government of Zimbabwe has made a U-turn on the previous directive it had published regarding the transportation of dead bodies. The Ministry of Health had stated that bodies will have to be buried in towns and or cities in which the deaths have occurred in order to curb spreading COVID-19.

Today the Ministry of Health released a statement that states that bodies have to be hermetically sealed in triple coffins for them to be moved from towns and cities or from the place of death to another area for burial.

Said the ministry in a statement:

For those who want to transport the body for burial outside the city or town of death, they should ensure that the body is hermetically sealed in a triple coffin before collection of body from the funeral parlour or hospital mortuary.

The move to bury bodies in cemeteries close to the place of death had been met with hostility as some Twimbos have begun to poke holes in the plan.

Source: Ministry Of Health And Child Care.

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