Mathew Masinge, H-Metro Reporter
Families wishing to bury their deceased relatives outside town or city of death are now expected to apply hermetical seals to prevent further spread of Covid-19 during transit.
This follows a recent ban on movement of dead bodies for burial. Government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care has advised that those wishing to transport dead bodies will have to use triple coffins.
“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 funeral parlour or hospital mortuary” the Ministry said.
The Ministry said burial will now take place where one would have died whilst interment of the body at home has been banned. “In this regard, the police will only clear body movements for burial straight from a funeral parlour or hospital site.
“No body viewing will be allowed. Bodies will not be taken home,” reads the ministerial statement.
Meanwhile, the Health and Child Care ministry in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works and the ZRP yesterday embarked on the national decontamination exercise which saw them start by disinfecting Copacabana, Rezende, Market Square, Mbuya Nehanda, Simon Muzenda and Speke Avenue bus terminuses in Harare.