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We Will Not Release Bodies Of Coronavirus Victims For Burial- Lai Mohammed




Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that the bodies of dead victims of COVID-19 will not be released to their family members for burial.

Mohammed stated this while speaking at a forum organized by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

According to the minister, such corpses would be handled by the Ministry of Health because they are contagious.

“Coronavirus is very dangerous and contagious; there is no medicine for it yet and it is not just capable of killing, overwhelming healthcare system, it will destroy the economy. In some countries, they are putting dead bodies in big refrigerators, because the morgues have filled up. Nigerians should not forget that these are not the type of corpses that can be claimed for burial because it must be handled by the ministry of health,” he said.


He also used the opportunity to commend Nigerians for complying with the stay at home order of their state governments to curb the spread of the virus.

Nigeria presently has 190 cases of COVID-19 with 2 fatalities. However, 20 persons have been discharged from the infectious disease hospital Lagos.

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