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31 bodies of COVID-19 victims buried so far

A total of 31 corpses of COVID-19 victims have been so far buried in the Ottamavadi area, Batticaloa, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said. He said the toll increased to 31 with seven more bodies of COVID-19 victims being buried today. The burial of COVID-19 victims commenced on March 05 in Sri Lanka at Ottamavadi in the Eastern Province.

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Circular on burial of COVID-19 victims issued

The circular containing the guidelines with regard to the burial of COVID-19 victims has been issued, the Health Ministry said. Some key guidelines are as follows, The relatives of the deceased should inform the Director/ Head of the health care institution (Where the death has occurred) of their desire to bury the corpse without delay.The Director of the hospital/ Head …

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Gazette to allow burial of COVID-19 victims soon

The gazette on allowing the burials of COVID-19 deceased has been sent to the department of government printing, minister S.M. Chandrasena has said. He said that health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi had conveyed this matter during a party leaders meeting held on Thursday. “The technical committee has declared that the bodies of COVID-19 deceased from the Muslim community can be buried,” …

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PM’s proposal to be implemented upon technical committee agreement: Sudarshani

State Minister Sudrashani Fenandopulle said today, the Prime Minister’s proposal to allow the burial of COVID-19 victims would have to be implemented with the agreement of the Technical Committee of the Health Ministry. Responding to a question raised by SJB MP Mujibur Rahuman, she told Parliament that the Health Ministry was not taking decisions personally but through a technical committee. …

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Covid-19 deaths: Remains allowed to be buried: PM

People who die of COVID-19 would be allowed to be buried, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. The Prime Minister said this in parliament in response to a question raised by SJB MP S.M. Marikkar. MP Marikkar said State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle, who responded to a question raised by MP Rohana Bandara, told Parliament yesterday that COVID19 is not transmitted …

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