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How The Government Plans To Get Rid Of Coronavirus Victims Bodies

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The Kenyan government has given the kin of people who succumb to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 24 hours to pick up their bodies’ failure to which the government will dispose of the bodies at the nearest cemetery.

This is a move by the government to avoid Chief Government a pile-up of bodies which Pathologist Johansen Oduor says could be potentially infectious.

“To avoid a situation where we have so many bodies lying in the mortuary and these are bodies that are potentially infectious we came to that decision of having that directive that bodies be buried within 24 hours of death,” Oduor said on TV.

Failure to claim the bodies will result in the government will have the body interred at the nearest cemetery. “As a government, we are going to assist the family transport the body to the place of burial so the question of cost will not come in… Just in case nobody appears within 24 hours we are going to bury the body at the nearest cemetery to where the person died.”

As part of prevention procedures, bodies of victims who succumb to the disease will not be embalmed, this will protect the morticians from getting infected with the virus. “Embalming is discouraged because this means when the body comes to the mortuary the mortician will start to manipulate it and in the process, there will be splashes that will potentially carry infection.”

So far Kenya has confirmed 6 deaths from coronavirus.


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