Government has announced immediate restrictions imposed on the movement of dead bodies for burial in the country.
In a statement Zimbabwe Republic Police Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said according to health officials, a body will now be buried in the town or city where the death would have taken place. This is being done to curtail the spread of COVID19 pandemic.
“In this regard, the Police will only clear body movements for burial straight from a parlour /hospital mortuary to the burial site. No body viewing will be allowed. Bodies will not be taken home” read the statement.
Commissioner Nyathi further buttressed that the public is implored to keep a distance as the body is lowered into the grave by either city health of funeral parlour officials. The grave site will be disinfected before burial.
Police commanders in all the provinces have been advised to ensure that the Government’s directive is complied with. The public is accordingly informed of this important message.
A week ago government announced that gatherings are reduced to not more than 30 people at all funerals.