From Bahtim area in Shubra Al-Khaimah, Qalyubia Governorate, to a village Shubra El-Bahou“The Aga Center in Dakahlia Governorate, people have many fears that the corpses of those infected with the Corona virus will turn into a source of the virus spread among the neighborhoods, or cause a dangerous increase.”
The Bahtim region of the city of Shubra Al-Khaima in the Qalyubiya Governorate witnessed an unfortunate incident, when the residents of the area refused to bury the body of a housewife who died as a result of being infected with the Corona virus, fearing the spread of the virus among them, as the body was transferred to the family graves in Gharbia Governorate and was buried there.
Days later, a number of the people of the village of “Shubra El-Bahou” protested the center of Aga, the burial of a doctor who was infected with the Corona virus, which prompted the security forces to intervene after all attempts with the villagers had failed, to enable the family of the deceased doctor of the Corona virus to bury her, in the cemeteries of the village of “El-Bho Frick” village Aja Center.
Global health: The dead bodies do not transmit Covid-19 infection in general
In response to the concerns of some due to the burial of the corpses of people infected with the Coronavirus, an organization clarified Global health, On its official Facebook page, the bodies of the dead do not transmit Covid-19 infection in general.
However, with some communities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region expressing concern about the burial of Corona victims, in the cities and villages in which they live, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on “prevention and control of infection in the proper management of dead bodies in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic” .
Tips for health workers, morgue staff, and burial operators
The organization advised health workers, morgue staff and burial operators, and those responsible for direct handling of the bodies, to take the necessary measures prior to burial.
She said that workers who do the tasks of washing the dead, combing hair, trimming nails and shaving, should wear appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, single-use water repellents, medical masks and eye protectors, according to standard precautions.