Sunday, May 31, 2020

Anyone who dies of the Coronavirus will be ‘strictly’ buried by the State – Minister of Health

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The Minister of Health has indicated that the corpses of persons who died from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be buried by the state in accordance with the WHO directives.

Kwaku Agyeman Manu said the state will strictly take charge of burying persons who died under such circumstances.

Ghana’s confirmed number of Coronavirus cases has jumped to 152 within the last two and a half weeks with 31 recoveries.

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Also, the number of Coronavirus deaths in the country has risen to five.

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“We regret to inform you that according to our Public Health Regulations, persons who died in such instances are strictly handled and buried by the State,” Mr Agyeman Manu is quoted as telling the family of someone who died from a COVID-19 infection.

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According to the minister, the family of the dead patient wrote to the government through the Netherlands Embassy in Accra. requesting that the “mortal remains” of their beloved who died at the Ga East Municipal Hospital be transferred to a private mortuary facility.

However, in response, the Health Minister said “unfortunately we are unable to grant your request”, adding that the body cannot be released even for private preservation.

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