Corpses Of People Who Died of Covid-19 Cannot Be Given To The Families
The Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says corpses of people who tested positive for Coronavirus will not be given to their families.
Mohammed said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a forum in Abuja.
The Minister said corpses cannot be claimed for burial as they are contagious.
NAN reports that the Mohammed commended Nigerians for complying with the Federal government’s stay-at-home directive.
He said such compliance will assist the Federal Government to fight the spread of the Virus.
“Coronavirus is very dangerous and contagious; there is no medicine for it yet and it is not just capable of killing, overwhelming healthcare system, it will destroy the economy. In some countries, they are putting dead bodies in big refrigerators, because the morgues have filled up. Nigerians should not forget that these are not the type of corpses that can be claimed for burial because it must be handled by the ministry of health,” he said.
He urged people to remain at home and continue with the basic hygiene and social distancing, adding that “in a few weeks, we will resume our normal life”
So far, the country has 190 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. 20 persons have recovered and about 4 have died.