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Movement of dead bodies restricted, Police

The Zimbabwe Republic Police have announced that movement of dead bodies has now been prohibited. According to the ZRP statement, the move is being done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The restrictions have been issued through the Ministry of Health and ChildCare.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police advises the public that the Ministry of Health and Child Care has informed the police of immediate restrictions imposed on the movement of dead bodies for burial in the country.”

The latest move will now see a body being buried in the City of death and in this manner the law enforcement will be expected to clear burial movements from hospitals/parlours to the burial places.

“According to health officials, a body will now be buried in the town/city where the death would have taken place. This is being done in order to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this regard, the Police will only clear body movements for burial straight from a funeral parlour/hospital mortuary to the burial site. No body viewing will be allowed. Bodies will not be taken home.”

Zimbabwe has been named among hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic and countries like USA have been warning citizens from visiting the country.

Tendai Guvamombe