Does COVID-19 transmit from the dead body of an infected person? Health ministry says ‘no’

Published On: July 5, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) claimed that COVID-19 does not transmit from the dead body of an infected person.

Spokesperson for the ministry Dr Jageshwar Gautam during a daily media briefing on Saturday said that the dead body of the infected person can either be buried or burned as per the rituals as it won’t spread COVID-19.

“COVID-19 spreads from the droplets that one releases during sneezing, coughing or breathing. Since the dead body does not do any of these activities, there is no chance of transmission.”

“Funeral activities can be carried out following simple precautionary measures,” he added. 


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