KAMPALA – As per the Government communication, family members and the community can now take part in the burial of their loved ones lost to COVID-19. However, this must be conducted basing on the existing guidelines.
By March 2020, the Ministry of Health had discouraged burials, vigils and funerals services during the pandemic since they attract huge crowds which are a potential for a spread of COVID-19.
Since burials cannot be avoided, the Ministry of Health has decided to revise the developed guidelines to provide information to families and communities who have lost loved ones to Covid19:
a. The body of the deceased must be wrapped in a waterproof burial bag before handing it over to the relatives.
b. Relatives are not allowed to open the body for viewing or any other cultural practice.
c. You can always use some of the previous photos of the late for memories.
d. Burial should be conducted on the same day of death and will be supervised by a trained health team available.
All sectors that have been reopened have been reminded to ensure that they respect the agreed upon guidelines.
As of Friday 13th, Uganda had registered 144 COVID-19 deaths. The total number of infections was at 15,789.
If you suspect any person has developed signs and symptoms of COVID-19, immediately call the Ministry of Health toll-free lines on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 and alert them about the situation with full address of the suspected case. Ministry of Health will evacuate the suspected case for immediate attention and close monitoring.
Graha Details reminds everyone that it is within your power to prevent COVID-19. Remember to have your mask on all the time when going out in public.