UK government releases guidelines for dealing with deceased Coronavirus victims

As borders in China are closing down and over 6,056 cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, governments around the world are starting to prepare for this growing epidemic. The UK government has released guidelines for healthcare professionals handling infected patients that are alive or deceased.

The released document is relevant for funeral directors and death care professionals, who will be servicing those who have been or are suspected to have been taken by the virus. 

Section 20, of the Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) infection prevention and control guidance, relays the following on handling dead bodies suspected of or having the Coronavirus. 

Please read the full document for complete information.

  1. Handling dead bodies
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