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WHO asks people not to kiss coronavirus deceased during funeral

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ritual ceremonies are forbidden, since there is threat of spread of infection
17:22, 23 March 2020

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The World Health Organization has recommended that no special rules be used for the burial of coronavirus-related deaths. Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko said this during a briefing, which was broadcast on 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The Ministry of Health has developed instructions for the burial of the dead due to coronavirus.

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“First of all, ritual ceremonies have the greatest risk in burial, where a large crowd of people is possible, where farewell kisses are possible, these are all risk points that must be excluded and prevented. Therefore, we would not like this, but we are forced to recommend reducing the time and number of people who escort people on their last journey with coronavirus disease," - the report said.

Ritual ceremonies for the quarantine period are prohibited, because during their conduct there is a threat of the spread of infection.

Currently, 73 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Ukraine. Over the past 24 hours, 26 people have been infected with coronavirus in Ukraine, of which 20 in Kyiv, 1 in Kyiv region and 3 in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

As we reported before, The Minister of Health, Illya Yemets, is asking the Verkhovna Rada to introduce a state of emergency due the coronavirus in Ukraine

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Yemets called on MPs "to show willpower, not to be afraid, but for the sake of saving Ukrainians" to get together and vote for the imposition of a state of emergency.

 

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