Nyaradzo Group formerly known as Nyaradzo Funeral Services has with immediate effect suspended some of its services due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The group announced in a statement that services including removal of bodies from homes and bus service for mourners in adherence to instructions from the Ministry of Health and Child Care in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nyaradzo also said that all bodies were now being treated as contaminated by the virus. The development comes a few days after the group’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Philip Mataranyika has said that the organisation is ready for the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health revealed during Zororo Makamba’s burial that all funerals related to coronavirus should be done under medical supervision.
Medical supervision and immediate burial are for ensuring that the sealed coffins are not opened and that there is no danger of passing the virus to others.
This in line with the Public Health Act which specifically states that a person who would have died of the infectious disease needs to be buried as soon as possible and with medical supervision.
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