Health & Family Welfare Department
COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets. Therefore, there is less likelihood for an increased risk of COVID infection from a dead body to health workers or family members or volunteers who follow standard precautions while handling dead body. Bathing, kissing, hugging, etc. of the dead body should not be allowed. The depth of the burial grave should be about 6 ft. If cremated, the ashes do not pose any risk and can be collected to perform the last rites.
Date of Announcement:
28 Oct 2020