Dec 10, 2020

Burying Covid-19 victims : PM urges authorities to search for suitable land

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has notified authorities to identify a suitable plot of dry land with deep groundwater levels as per experts' advice, for the burial of Covid-19 victims.

He said this during a special discussion held today (10) at the Parliamentary complex, to consider burying Covid-19 victims.

During the discussion, health officials briefed the PM that the virus can last up to 36 days within the body of a Covid-19 victim.

Noting that decisions pertaining to health related matters cannot be taken based on race or religions, the PM has added that he expects the support of all masses during the prevailing situation.

He has also requested the support of the Muslim MPs who attended today’s meeting, to resolve the current impasse.

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