COVID-19 burials to take place in normal cemeteries

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-13 14:33

Last Updated: 2020-10-13 17:22


COVID-19 burials to take place in normal cemeteries
COVID-19 burials to take place in normal cemeteries

The Jordanian National Institute for Forensic Medicine has approved to bury bodies of COVID-19 patients in normal cemeteries without additional construction guidelines, announced the Secretary General caretaker of the Institute, Omar al-Shurrafa, on Tuesday.

The bodies will be washed and shrouded while abiding by health and safety measures including wearing facemasks and social distancing.

The bodies of people who die from COVID-19 will no longer be buried in isolated cemeteries, but will be buried in normal cemeteries based on the family’s preferences.