Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka today granted permission to bury the bodies of the people who have died of COVID-19 infection.
The Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has issued the Extraordinary Gazette Notification amending the regulations of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance to allow “cremation or burial of the corpse”.
The burial of the corpse of COVID victims are allowed only at places specified by the health authorities and under their supervision.
“In the case of burial, the corpse of such person shall be buried in accordance with the directions issued by the Director General of Health Services at a cemetery or place approved by the proper authority under the supervision of such authority,” the gazette notification included.
The burial should be “by taking such steps in accordance with the directions as may be issued by the Director General of Health Services.”