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Port Said Governorate has issued an official statement sent to journalists and media representatives on the circumstances of a video circulating on the social media pages of a corpse transporting a deceased virus from the Corona virus from the morgue of Al-Mabra Hospital on a quarter truck.
The text of the statement came:
“Port Said Governorate offers its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed Al-Atar, calling on the Almighty to grant him the grace of his mercy and to inspire the family with patience and solace.
On 31/3/2020 citizen Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed Al-Atar arrived at Al-Mabra Hospital, who is 64 years old on suspicion of Virus Corona. The necessary samples were taken and the result of the positive analysis of the case appeared on 4/4/2020, but he died to God’s mercy on Wednesday 4/4/2020. 1.
The hospital administration and preventive medicine have taken all the preventive measures followed by burying such a case in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health, and his family were notified and they contacted the burial association of the dead, whose request was rejected by the association, because the deceased had special conditions when transporting and burying, but they contacted one of the council members Representatives in Port Said Governorate to provide a burial vehicle for the dead, and the deputy paid a quarter-transport vehicle to transport the body.
The Port Said Governorate, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, has prepared a vehicle equipped with burying the dead for cases of coronavirus and contacting the phone number 0663254111, as well as coordination with the Minister of Social Solidarity to allocate another vehicle to bury the dead for corona cases in the Funeral Association.
Port Said Governorate confirms that it will take all legal measures against the burial of the dead and any party that proves its failure.
The Port Said Governorate calls on all citizens to interconnect, cohesion and uphold the supreme interest of the homeland above any other considerations in such exceptional circumstances to get out of this matter with minimal losses.
To avoid these situations, the Governor of Port Said calls on all citizens, in the event of any similar situation, contact the Chamber of Operations to maintain the following numbers:
3222997- 3222945 ».