COLOMBO : According to a senior official of the health ministry, all district secretaries have been requested to find a suitable place for burial in their respective place for the disposal of Covid infected remains.
Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena has sent out circulars to district secretaries to identify suitable places to bury bodies of COVID-19.
Dr. Gunwardena said that Iranaitivu was selected as one preliminary step of the process.
He said, “I have been in a very difficult situation for the last few days because I’m constantly asked where the bodies are to be buried. Whether in Iranativu or in Ottamavadi.
District secretaries and other officials have been informed to find a place in their own provinces so that we can bury [the victims] there.”
Meanwhile, a total of 31 corpses infected with novel coronavirus have been buried at the Ottamavadi area in Batticaloa since the policy on mandatory cremation was reversed last month.
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